I Glasgow Book Fair Moir Hall. Mitchell Library. info 0436 76453. Fri 16. noon—7pm. Sat 17. 10am—5pm. Admission 50p. Rare and secondhand books. maps and prints.


I Andrew Motion Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. Tue 13. 7pm. Talking about his controversial new biography. Philip Lurkin: A Writer's Life (Faber & Faber £17.50). with Alan Taylor. Scotland on Sunday’s literary editor.

I John orlbbin James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Wed 14. 7pm. Free. Science Festival event with the popular science writer. author of In Search of Schrodinger 's ('at and others. who will be talking about his two latest books. In Search of the Edge o/‘Iime ((‘orgi £5.99) and Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (Penguin £6.99).

I Creative Writing Evening Waterslonc‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. Wed 14.

7 30pm. Free. Sophia Fraser. director of the new Arvon Foundation Scottish Writers' (‘entre at Moniack Mhor. Marion Sinclair. editorial director of Polygon press and novelist (‘arl MacDougall. author of the recent The Lights Below (Seeker 8: Warburg £7.99) discuss the craft of writing and the art of getting published.

I Tommy Miah Jatnes Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Thur 15. 7pm. Free. The chef at the Raj restaurant. formerly at the Veranda. and chairman of the judges in the recent Indian (‘hei ol' the Year competition. talking about his recent sell- published book. The Secrets ol'the Indian .llaster Chefs. and ol‘l‘ering recipes and samples.

I John Banville Waterstone's. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. Thur 15. 7.30pm. Free. The award-winning Irish

author talks to Alan Taylor. literary editor of Scotland on Sunday about his latest novel Ghosts (Seeker & Warburg £14.99). I Ben 0le George Square Lecture Theatre. Thurs 15. 7.45pm. £1. Tickets from Waterstone's. 13 Princes Street. 556 3034. Waterstone's East End branch presents a lecture and audience discussion with the Booker-Prize-winning author. who will be talking about his new novel Songs of Enchantment (Jonathan Cape £14.99).

I John Boonnan and Walter Donahue Filmhouse. Lothian Road. 228 2688. Fri 16. 7pm. £2.50 (£2). Waterstone‘s East End branch presents a talk with filtn clips. introduced by the Filmhouse's Jim Hickey. from two movers and shakers of the filtn world. co-editors of Projections 2 (Faber & Faber £9.99). the second of

Faber’s prestigious annual movie journals.

I Robert ludlum Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. Wed 21. 6pm. Free. The bestselling thriller writer. on his first UK visit for seventeen years. reads from and signs copies of his latest novel Scorpio Illusion (HarperColIins £14.99). I Russell Stannard James Thin. 53-59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Thurs 22. 5.30pm. Free. Science Festival talk/signing with the author of The World of I ()()I Mysteries (Faber & Faber £9.99) and Doing Away With God." (‘reation and tlte New (‘osmologv (Marshall Pickering £5.99).

I Antonio Carlucci Waterstone‘s. 128 Princes Street. 226 2666. Thurs 22. 7.30pm. Free. Talk and cookery demonstration. in collaboration with Valvona and Crolla. from the author of A Passion For Pasta (BBC Books £15.99). I John Prebble James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 6743. Thur 22. 7.30pm. The author oi~ such Scots historical classics as (ilencoe and (‘ulloden reads from and signs copies of his ‘intermittent autobiography". Ixtndscapes and Memories (HarperCollins £18).





who will be signing copies of


(Bantam Press £14.99)

at 6.30pm on Friday 23rd April 1993 at 57 St Vincent Street, (illasgow, (32 5TB

Please telephone 041-221 7472 ex 233 if you wish to reserv * a signed copy ll'ine

Short story competition


As part of a season of events to promote creative writing in Scotland, Waterstone’s oi George Street is holding a major short story competition in collaboration with The list and Arvon’s new writing centre at Moniack Mhor near Inverness.

The winning entry will be published in part or in full in The List and the author will be sent on a 4% day residential course of his or her choice (subject to availability) at Anton. The judges are Catherine Lockerbie, literary editor of The Scotsman, Brian McCabe, author of The Lipstick Circus and The Other McCoy, and James Robertson, Browns Bank Writing Fellow 1993.


The closing date for entries is 31 May 1993. The story should be no longer than 3000 words and should not have been published previously. Stories should be in typescript with double spacing on one side only of A4 paper with the author’s name clearly marked on each sheet and a full name and address should be submitted with each story.

The prize includes travel, accommodation, tuition and food costs. The winner will be notitied by post. The judges’ decision is final.

For further information please contact John Pelan at Waterstone’s Booksellers, 83 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3E8. Tel: 031 225 3436.


83 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3E8 031 225 3436

Thursday 15 April at 7.30pm


in conversation with

ALAN TAYLOR talking about his latest book


Free admission Wine will be served. If you are unable to attend please phone to reserve a signed copy

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