There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.
A POET IN FULL FLIGHT
'Funny, feisty, female and full of feeling'. That was Carol Ann Duffy’s verdict on Liz Lochhead’s latest collection, Fugitive Colours. And when last year the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh ended its 50th anniversary season with her play Thon Man Molière, it was, said the Scotsman, 'as rich, beautiful and entertaining a coda as possible'. Whether as poet or playwright, our Makar emerita is deservedly adored.
Chaired by Ruth Wishart.
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 3:15pm