I Ranulph Fiennes Sat 20 Apr. l.30pm. Waterstone's. l2l Union Street. 221 0890. The bestselling author reads from his terrifying new book The Set! (l-leinemann £44.99). based on the true story of a man whose fatnily are murdered.

I Burns ’96 Wed 24 Apr. 7.30pm. Mitchell Library. North Street. 305 2933. The library's calendar of Burns events continues with Wilson ()gilvie's lecture entitled [31mm 'r I.r'l!('/'.\.

I John Cole Thurs 25 Apr. 74 8.30pm. Waterstone's. l2l Union Street. 22l 0890. The BBC political correspondent reads from his new autobiography How I! Seemed 72) Me (()rion £7.99).

I Kim Stanley Robinson Thurs 3 May. 6.30pm. Dillons. l74—-() Argyle Street. 248 48 I4. The author of science fiction classics Rer/ Mars and (ireeii Muri- cotnpletes the trilogy with her new work Blue Mir/2r (l-larperCollins £16.99).


I Kathy Galloway Hi 19 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4348. Theatre Company lilysian Fields Productions perform an evetting of poetry and short works by Kathy Galloway entitled 'lii/kiiie 722 The Bones. Part of Assembly alive!

I Jilly Cooper Fri (9 Apr. l2.30-~|.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. The best-selling author sticks to the tried and tested formula (sex and intrigue) with her new book A/i/msximnrm (Bantam £l6.99) set in the world of classical music.

I The Yellow Cate Sun 2] Apr. 7.30pm. £2 (L'l ). Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4348. More colourful and diverse poetry and sound. with tonight's featured artists including Rodney Relax. Kenny Stoichkov and Alison Kermack. with DJs Havoc Hussy and Midnight 33. Part of Assembly alive!

I Barbara Erskine Mon 22 Apr. o.30pm. James Thin. 57 George Street. 225 4495. The author reads from her latest historical thriller Home (If/{timer (Harpeif‘ollins £ 14.99).

I Ranulph Fiennes Mon 22 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (fl ). Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4348. The man listed as ‘The World‘s Greatest Living Explorer" in the Guinness Book of Records reads from his new book The Set! (l-leinemami (2 I499). Part of Assembly alive!

I Sebastian Faulks Tue 23 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4348. The author of the bestselling title Bin/mire reads from his new work The I’urul Ifnglixlnnun (Hutchinson £16.99). Part of Assembly alive!

I An Evening or New Writing From Polygon Wed 24 Apr. 7pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 (1743. New

works from one of the tnost prominent publishers of new Scottish authors. including Chris l)olan and Margaret Burnett.

I Colin Bateman 't‘huis 25 Apr. 7.30pm. Waterstone's. 83 George Street. 225 3430. The author reads from his new book 0) Wee Sweetie Alice Altr/ .l/elt (llarperCollins).

I Hamish Whyte and Catherine Brown Thurs 25 Apr. 7pm. James Thin. 53- 59 South Bridge. 556 (i743. The launch otkl Stunts/I l'ir‘tls'l »- .-lII .'l/II/lU/UL’\‘ ()f l'T’t’t/ III Scottish ll'ririug (Argyll £9.99). edited by Whyte and Brown.

I literary Adventure in :t» Apr. 7pm. Waterstone's. l3 Princes Street. 550 3034. An evening of esciting new autobiographical works. with readings from Gary Patilsen —- [fairer/i Sim. ll'iiiier .llumt (Gollancl t‘ l(i.99i and lidward Marriott ~ [.031 Tribe: .4 Sean/i 'I‘lii'uiie/i ’I'lie Julie/es ()7 Pit/mu New (iii/lieu (Picador i. l 2.99).

I Sarah Kennedy Sat :7 Apr.

l. l5-—2.l5pm. James Thin. (1er Shopping Centre. 539 7757. Broadcaster and presenter Kennedy proves she's still game fora laugh with her new book 'Ii'rri'li/e l’eLy (BBC £4.99). a collection of stories sold ill aid of the P.l).S.A.

I Shore Poets Sun 28 Apr. 8pm. l‘rttittnarket Gallery. stat-kci'sireci. 325 2383. .lolm Purser. Shaun Belcher and Gillian Ferguson perform an c\ ening of poetry. accompanied by music from Norman Chalmers. Aim Ward and .Ian Whiteman.

I lawrence Norfolk and Tibor Fischer Tue 30 Apr. 7.30pm. \\'aterstone's. 83 George Street. 225 3430. Norfolk reads from his new book The I’m/re ii Rliiiim'emirr (Minerva £14.99). and Fischer from The lilting/If (iii/1e (Minerva £0.99).

I Mike Falchikov Wed l May. 5.30pm. James Thin. 53—59 South Bridge. 556 (>743. The author introduces his new political book The Party Spirit: livuirr ()Ii (ill/nu. DDR. ('SSR (Rodopi H299).

I Edwin Morgan Wed t May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Teviot l‘nion. Bristo Square. Info; 228 3780. lidwin Morgan toms the lidiuburgh University Poetry Society for an evening of readings.

I l’om McGrath Thurs 2 May. (i30pin. Filmhouse. 88 l.othian Road. 228 2688. £3.50 (£2.20). The playwright introduces Shirley Clarke‘s film The Conner/ion (l9()l ). after which he will read some of his poetry.


I Voices Of Conscience Writers’ Festival Thurs 2—5 May. Paisley Arts Centre. 1 New Street. 887 (010. Four days of international readings. workshops and performances. l‘irst tip are award- winning poet and novelist lain Crichton Smith. West lndian poet ii. A. Markham and novelist and poet Agnes ()wen on 2 May at 8pm.


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Thursday 18 April at 7.30pm BEN OKRI launching his new novel Dangerous Love.

Monday 22 April at 7.30pm RANULPH FIENNES

reading from his book The Sett.

Tuesday 23 April at 7.30pm SEBASTIAN FAULKES

reading from his triple biography The Fatal Englishman and at Waterstone’s George Street, Edinburgh

Thursday 25 April at 7.30pm COLIN BATEMAN

promoting his outrageously funny novel Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men (HarperCotlins £14.99)

Tuesday 30 April at 7.30pm LAWRENCE NORFOLK & TIBOR FISCHER

reading from The Pope's Rhinocerous and The Thought Gang.

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