Book Week Scotland is taking place Monday 21 – Sunday 27 November 2016 and audiences across Scotland can take part in a national celebration of books and reading, with hundreds of free events and fun reading activities happening across the country.
Booklovers can get involved by voting for their favourite http://scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-week-scotland/scottish-book-to-screen-vote, challenge themselves or a friend to a #ReadingDare and during the week, a brand new Book Generator quiz will be available on http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland, enabling participants to uncover the perfect book match for themselves or the ideal present for a friend.
The 2016 events programme is a literary box of delights, with something for people of all ages to enjoy. Events happening in Renfrewshire are as follows:
Tuesday 22 November 2016 14:30
Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander, before turning her hand to journalism, social media consultancy and writing. Last year she published I Let You Go, a fantastic thriller that was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. This year, she’d been delighting readers with the recently published I See You. Hear her discuss her inspiration, writing process and more.
Thursday 24 November 2016 14:30
Jill Mansell is a much loved British romance writer with more than 25 brilliant books. Last year, she launched Three Amazing Things About You, which was one of her best-loved books to date and this year she’s making a splash with You and Me, Always. Discover what makes her tick, where her inspiration comes from and how she manages to write so many beloved characters at this welcoming event.
Monday 21 November 2016 19:00
Chris Brookmyre is one of Britain’s leading crime writers. His Jack Parlabane books have sold more than a million copies in the UK alone. His latest novel, Black Widow, has just won the McIllvanney Prize and is shortlisted for the CWA Golden Dagger. In it he deals with contemporary themes such as everyday sexism, hacking and social media trolls. He also pays homage to the past, bringing maverick reporter Parlabane back to Edinburgh and the flat which was the setting for his award-winning debut, Quite Ugly One Morning.