Hitlist: Festival books
- The List
- 7 August 2008
This article is from 2008.
The mysterious death of Pakistan’s President Zia is the start-point of a splendidly silly debut novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes. Certainly wins our vote for book title of the year. 12 Aug, 7.30pm, £6 (£4).
The Dundee-born renaissance fellow goes on another voyage of self-discovery by chasing down people he’s lost track with over his many years in showbusiness. Whether they like it or not. But usually they do. 13 Aug, 8.30pm, £9 (£7).
The terrors of Darfur are brought to vivid life with this survivor’s tale. 9 Aug, noon, £9 (£7).
Is alternative medicine a life-saver for those who don’t want to pump pills into their bodies or a fad full of quacks and cheats? Dr Singh tells all. 10 Aug, 1.30pm, 7pm, £9, (£7).
Paul Auster is a big fan of this French author’s work and that’s plenty reason for you to be. 9 Aug, 6pm, £6 (£4).
He lives in a house, a very big house in the country. But he’s still happy to reflect on his time with the Britpop icons. 16 Aug, 7pm, £8 (£6).
In town to direct On the Waterfront, this iconic theatre figure shakes up the calm of Charlotte Square to discuss A Life in Food, his hearty tome from last year. 12 Aug, 8pm, £9 (£7).
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