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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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NEWS ITEM FOR WEBSITE

We are winding down now three weeks after the end of UBF 2019 - just paperwork for funders to finish...
The winner of the pair of weekend tickets has been notified - and needless to say, there was great delight. 
Thank you to all who came and became part of UBF. It was a pleasure to welcome you, especially if you were a first-timer. It was a treat to see so many familiar faces back with us. 

A breather now for us for a few weeks then it all starts again. But we love doing what we do so it’s no hardship.
But before 2020UBF some of us will be going to our Scottish twin’s festival in November - the wonderful Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival held in Cove Burgh Hall on the Roseneath Peninsula. A gorgeous setting with great writers, friendly volunteers - and the soups and cakes are more than not bad! The dates are Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November. It would be lovely to see some of you there. 
And don’t forget to get your Ullapool accommodation booked for 2020 - festival dates are 8-10 May. 

Have a lovely summer!
Ullapool Book Festival Team


REVIEWS


https://theweereview.com/opinion/opinion-experience/ulapool-book-festival/
https://www.whfp.com/2019/05/24/war-and-technology-fight-it-out-at-ullapool-book-festival/

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