Edinburgh Book Festival, Thursday August 16th
RBS Main Theatre, 21:30. Talking about When the Devil Drives, and very possibly giving a world-exclusive sneak preview of Bedlam.
Edinburgh Book Festival, Friday August 17th.
ScottishPower Studio Theatre, 20:30. I am chairing one of my favourite writers, Neal Stephenson.
Edinburgh Book Festival, Friday August 24th
RBS Main Theatre, 21:30. “Billingham and Brookmyre Are Indiscreet”
It’s always a delight when authors come together to celebrate the capricious spirit of creativity, and to show their profound respect for everyone who plays a part in their journey through the world of literature. But by half past nine we reckon you’re ready for the dark side. Mark Billingham and Christopher Brookmyre present a show where readings from their latest novels and the weighty discussion of genre are jettisoned completely in favour of cheap laughs and dirty stories. They will lift the lid on the real world of being a writer. The angry letters from readers. The backstage shenanigans. The banter and the bampots. Expect strong language, plenty of laughs and at least one extremely disturbing story about a chicken.
Bothwell Scarecrow Festival, Friday September 7th.
Bothwell Golf Club, 20:00.
Stirling, Bloody Scotland, Friday September 14th
Stirling Highland Hotel, 21:00. As toastmaster for the Meet the Author Dinner.
Stirling, Bloody Scotland, Saturday September 15th
Albert Halls, 15:30. “We Make It All Up.”
Forensic expert Professor Dave Barclay and Detective Inspector Donna Bryans meet two best selling crime writers, Stuart MacBride and Chris Brookmyre, to discuss how near or far their fiction is from the truth.
Vienna, Tuesday September 18th
Stadtbücherei (city library), Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a.
Bangor, Aspects Litertaure Festival, Thursday September 27th
Bangor Abbey. With Colin Bateman.
Warwick Words Festival, Monday October 1st
Bridge House Theatre, 20:00
Market Harborough, Tuesday October 2nd
Waterstones, 18:30. With Stephen Booth.
Airdrie, Tuesday October 23rd.
Airdrie Llibrary, 19:00
Dundee Book Festival, Friday October 26th
Bonar Hall, 21:00. With Billy Franks.
At any book festival, the chances are you’ll hear an author talk about the songs that have influenced his work, but how often do you get the chance to hear them played live, or sung by the writer himself? Join us for for a raucous evening of tales and tunes, sharing the stories that inspired Billy’s songs, and performing the songs that inspired Christopher’s stories.
London, Thursday November 1
Foyles, Charing Cross Road. With Mark Billingham