John Burnside – 27th January

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John Burnside is a novelist, short story writer and poet. Paul Bachelor in the TLS describes him as ‘One of the most gifted poets writing today’. His collection Black Cat Bone won both the Forward and the T.S. Eliot Prizes. He has twice won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year award. His 2006 memoir A Lie About My Father was published to enormous critical acclaim, including the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award, and the Scottish Arts Council Non-Fiction Book of the Year. He writes a monthly nature column for New Statesman and is a regular contributor to London Review of Books. He will be reading from his new book of poetry Still Life with Feeding Snake.

7.30pm Book here

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