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Ullapool Book Festival turns fifteen in May. And, again, we have pulled together an exciting, eclectic list of guests for this year’s festival which takes place from 10 to 12 May. Tickets will go on sale towards the end of March.

FICTION

Angus Peter Campbell (Memory and Straw)
Robert Alan Jamieson (macCloud Falls)
Volker Kutscher (Germany) Babylon Berlin
Sally Magnusson (The Sealwoman’s Gift)
Malachy Tallack (The Valley at the Centre of the World)

NON FICTION

Andy Drummond (author and researcher on the failed proposed Ullapool-Garve railway)
Penny Johnson (Companions in Conflict)
Neil Mackay (journalist)
Daniel Maudin (award-winning historian of architecture and material)
David Pratt (journalist)
Melanie Reid (The World I Fell Out Of)
Sara Sheridan (Where Are The Women)

CANADIAN GUEST

Kathleen Winter – author of Canada No 1 bestseller Annabel, award-winning Boundless (non-fiction), latest novel Lost on September 

BILINGUAL SESSION

Martin Macintyre (Samhradh ’78)
Roddy Maclean (Còig Duilleagan na Seamraig)
Morag Stewart – translator

POETRY

Jo Shapcott (awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2011).
Roseanne Watt, winner of the 2018 Edwin Morgan Prize 

POETRY AND MUSIC

Roseanne Watt, winner of the 2018 Edwin Morgan Prize 
Prize winning poets Michael Pedersen & Hollie McNish join forces with cult music maker Withered Hand for a unique collective outing. The three will share their own work and some thoughts on their dear friend, lost giant, the late Scott Hutchison.

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 from, 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

EARLY SUNDAY MORNING SESSION 

The free Sunday early morning session will be readings by young local people taking part in the Green Ink project.

OUTREACH

Author, poet and storyteller Martin Macintyre’s visits will include care homes, the primary school and groups with disabilities.

SESSION CHAIRS

Faith Liddell, David Robinson, Ruth Wishart, Mark Wringe 
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33 Seaforth Road,
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IV26 2UY

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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 2020 UBF 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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