Thursday, 9 June 2011

Thursday Mish-Mash

The programme for the Edinburgh Book Festival will be revealed next week. And news that the Festival is to be sponsored by The Guardian. As part of the Fringe, Alexander McCall Smith's 44 SCOTLAND STREET is to be brought to the stage.

Meanwhile, the Fringe By The Sea festival is shaping up too - no book events on the actual site as yet; however, tickets are available for an event with Alex Gray and Karen Campbell on 12 August.

And a couple more events - Gillian Galbraith at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on 18th June, and Tony Black at the Carnegie Library in Ayr on June 14th.

Val McDermid talks about A PLACE OF EXECUTION on the BBC World Service.

Harper Collins are to publish two digital exclusives from Stuart MacBride.

Reviews of Christopher Brookmyre's WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED and Denise Mina's END OF THE WASP SEASON. And one of Pat McIntosh's THE COUNTERFEIT MADAM.

Ian Rankin is not happy with Radiohead.

An interview with Jason Isaacs - star of Kate Atkinson's CASE HISTORIES.

A lost Conan Doyle novel is set to be published.

And Helen Fitzgerald's Rules For Writers on The Release.


  1. Donna - Thanks, as ever, for the update. I'm really interested in what that Conan Doyle story will be like...

  2. Some cracking stuff, Donna and thanks for the heads-up for event down my local in Ayr. Gotta pop by and say hi to Tony.

  3. Margot - me too!

    Michael - you're welcome. Give him a big hug from me :o)

  4. Hehe. Helen´s blog is as funny as her books.