Books - hitlist
This article is from 2008.
After winning the Man Booker prize for The Gathering last autumn, the Irish author talks about her latest effort, Taking Pictures, a short-story collection about female lives.
15 Aug, 11.30m, £9 (£7).
The creator of cult classic Fight Club comes across the pond to launch his new book about the porn industry in the white marquees of Charlotte Square. See preview, page 10.
16 Aug, 8pm, £9 (£7).
One discussion on women and mental breakdown and another on censorship reveals the elastic brains behind this thought-provoking author. See preview, page 11.
17 Aug, 5pm, 7pm, £9 (£7).
The Edinburgh lad who has travelled the tundra discusses his adventures in arctic Europe and his new book, True North. See preview, page 12.
15 Aug, 8.30pm, £9 (£7).
The cultural commentator talks technology, addressing how software, the web and gaming is changing the way we operate as a society. See preview, page 14.
18 Aug, 8.30pm, £9 (£7); 19 Aug, 7pm, £9 (£7).
Neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield discusses how technology, politics and modernity threaten our individuality. And hopefully how to prevent it. See preview, page 12.
19 Aug, 1.30pm, £9 (£7).
The graphic designer who has worked on Hellblazer and The Sandman offers a masterclass in illustration and design for those who have ideas for the next Batman, and a talk for those who don’t. See preview, page 12.
19 Aug, 8pm, £9 (£7).