In a stroke of very good fortune, I'm soon going to be in Edinburgh for the International Book Festival, a trip that includes the brilliant promise of hearing Colm Toibin, Rachel Cusk, Benjamin Wood, Hermione Lee, Marina Warner, and many others speak. I'll sadly miss hearing Marilynne Robinson by a few days...
THE KOBO WRITING LIFE EVENT
SEAN MICHAELS & ANNA SMAILL Sat 22 Aug 7:00pm - 8:00pm Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre £7.00, £5.00
Born in Stirling, Montreal’s Sean Michaels won the Giller Prize (Canada’s Man Booker) for Us Conductors, a novel about electricity that tells the true story of Russian inventor and spy, Lev Termen. New Zealand’s Anna Smaill has penned The Chimes, set in a future London where music has replaced written words and memory is forbidden. Two debut novelists to keep an eye on.