A very happy and peaceful New Year to you all.
Now that the early bird tickets sale has closed we are delighted to announce our
guests at the festival in May.
Tickets will go on sale towards the end of March. Keep an eye on the
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)
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)
Ann-Marie MacDonald – author, playwright, actor
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.
William (Billy) Letford (Dirt)
Douglas Dunn (The Noise of a Fly)
POETRY AND MUSIC
Poet Michael Petersen 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
Cask Strength Ceilidh Band
The free Sunday early morning session will be readings by members of Stornoway
Author, poet and storyteller Ian Stephen’s visits will include care homes, the
primary school and groups with disabilities.
Chris Dolan (honorary president of Ullapool Book Festival), Stuart Kelly, Faith
Liddell, David Robinson, Ruth Wishart