Dundee Literary Festival 2011

The Dundee Literary Festival, now in its fifth year, kicks off on 27th October with four packed days of events, literary salons and launches galore.

From well-known authors to local home-grown, up and coming talent, the authors include Victoria Hislop, Alexander McCall Smith, Simon Stephenson, Sarah Gabriel, Nicci French, Val McDermid, Andrew Nicoll and many, many more.

Looking through the Festival Programme and of course being a wee bit biased towards the Dundee features, our top events include:

  • Launch of The Parlour Cookbook – tasty. See our previous sneak peek post for more info on this.
  • The Soundtrack to a Country event, which features Lorraine Wilson’s new book ‘Take it to the Bridge’ – which is a journey through Dundee’s musical talent, from the Northern Soul and the Average White Band to our well known greats of today – giving well deserved recognition to Dundee for its rich musical heritage!
  • Bob Servant’s launch of Why Me? If you know Broughty Ferry and like a bit of humour – this is this year’s stocking filler book of choice…
  • Comics Day – Dundee has made as significant a contribution to comics as it has to the music industry – so why not have a day to celebrate it too.

Check out their website for more info www.literarydundee.co.uk; tickets range from absolutely free to £8 for a workshop.