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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 Mark Wringe
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Ullapool Book Festival
33 Seaforth Road,
Ullapool,
IV26 2UY

info@ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk

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ULLAPOOL BOOK FESTIVAL UPDATE

VOLKER KUTSCHER CANCELLED

Unfortunately Volker is unable to join us from Germany due to illness. We wish him a good recovery. Refunds will be given to those who had booked tickets. If you bought a ticket from either bookshop please take it there for a refund. If you bought through PayPal we will refund you through that. Please allow a couple of days for this to happen as it is a laborious process going through every purchase made to see who has bought a Volker ticket!

REPLACEMENT OPENING SESSION

We are delighted to announce that Raja Shehadeh will be our new opening author – 0n Friday 10 May at 10am in Ullapool Village Hall. We are so grateful to him for agreeing to step in at such short notice. Raja is a great friend of the festival and has appeared at UBF before.  Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian writer and lawyer and is a founder of the human rights organisation Al-Haq. He is author of several books including Occupation Diaries, Travels with My Ottoman Uncle and Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape for which he was awarded the Orwell Prize for political writing in 2008.

Tickets will be on sale after 3pm tomorrow afternoon at both bookshops in Ullapool (blank tickets have to handwritten tomorrow morning!). These are in-person only sales so please don't phone them asking for them to be put aside. Arrangements for buying tickets from away will be posted tomorrow.

BUYING TICKETS FROM THE WEBSITE

Any ticket bought from the website from now until they go off website sale on Thursday will be held for collection from the wee ticket tent outside the village hall that opens at 9am on Friday morning. It’s not that we don’t trust the postal service to get them to you on time.

SOLD OUT

Melanie Reid; Sally Magnusson; Michael Pedersen, Hollie McNish and Withered Hand.

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