2018 Festival

 

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FICTION
Mandy Haggith (The Walrus Mutterer)
Jane Harris (Sugar Money)
Bernard MacLaverty (Midwinter Break)
Muriel Mharie Macleod (What the River Washed Away)
Denise Mina (The Long Drop)
Olga Wojtas (Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar)

NON FICTION
Peter Geoghegan (investigative journalist and writer)
David Hayman (actor, director and founder of Spirit Aid charity)
James Miller (The Finest Road in the World)
Peter Ross (journalist; author of The Passion of Harry Bingo)
Angus Roxburgh (Moscow Calling – Memoirs of a Foreign Correspondent)

CANADIAN GUEST
Ann-Marie MacDonald – author, playwright, actor

TRILINGUAL SESSION
Iain D Urchardan, author of short stories in Gaelic, and Teresa Solana, author of crime fiction in Catalan, will read from their works and discuss writing in minority languages. There will be simultaneous translations into English from Gaelic by Mòrag Stiùbhart and from Catalan by Peter Bush. Audience members will receive these through individual headphones.

POETRY
William (Billy) Letford (Dirt)
Douglas Dunn (The Noise of a Fly)

POETRY AND MUSIC
Poet Michael Pedersen and musician Scott Hutchison, frontman of Frightened Rabbit. Oyster is a new book by Pedersen, illustrated by Hutchison that springs to life as a live show invoking powerfully performed poems and a choice cut of Frightened Rabbit’s hits.

HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE
(presented by The Highland Society of London) http://www.highlandbookprize.org.uk
The winner will be announced at a session on the Saturday evening followed by a reading by and interview with the winning writer. The four shortlisted writers will all read a piece from their books at a free early(ish) Saturday morning session.

DANCE
Cask Strength Ceilidh Band

The free Sunday early morning session will be readings by members of Stornoway Writers’ Circle.

OUTREACH
Author, poet and storyteller Ian Stephen’s visits will include care homes, the primary school and groups with disabilities.

SESSION CHAIRS
Chris Dolan (honorary president of Ullapool Book Festival), Stuart Kelly, Faith Liddell, David Robinson, Ruth Wishart
Mark Wringe


 

 



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