Hitlist - the best Festival book events

  • The List
  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Billy Brag


Alan Warner One of our finest scribes takes part in a pair of events this Festival, one on his own in association with The List while the other has him hanging out with another totemic figure of Scottish letters, Janice Galloway. 17 Aug, 8.30pm, £8 (£6); 18 Aug, noon, £7 (£5).

Marina Lewycka Having penned the wittily titled A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, this writer who was born in a refugee camp in Kiel returned with panache in the shape of Two Caravans.
17 Aug, 2.30pm, £7 (£5).

Owen Sheers Having established himself as a quality poet, this Welsh scribe has only gone and entered the world of novels with Resistance which tells of an alternative ending to World War II. 17 Aug, 5pm, £7 (£5).

Billy Bragg Music’s temporary loss is literature’s permanent gain as the Barking bard brings us The Progressive Patriot which entertainingly analyses national identity. 18 Aug, 3pm, £7 (£5).

Germaine Greer Former Big Brother inmate and sometime Newsnight Review panellist, the Australian intellectual always gives a stirring argument about whatever comes to her mind at the time. 18 Aug, 11.30am, £7 (£5).

Andrew Marr A duet of dates for everyone’s favourite political correspondent to back up his History of Modern Britain, which you may have seen adapted on the small screen. 20 Aug, 6.30pm, £8 (£6); 21 Aug, 1.30pm, £7 (£5).

Alan Warner - The List Event

Alan Warner talks to Janice Forsyth about his new novel, 'The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven'. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007'.

Germaine Greer

One of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century, Aussie-born Germaine Greer adds to her work on women's place in society in her new book about Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007'.

The Donald Dewar Memorial Lecture: Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr, the historian off the telly, presents the annual tribute to the memory of Scotland's first First Minister. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival'.

Marina Lewycha

Writer of 'The Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' returns with a second book, 'Two Caravans'.

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