Edinburgh International Book Festival
Wed 16 Aug 2023
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Ed book fest

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Don Paterson: A Poet’s Life image

Famous for his poetry, Don Paterson’s new book barely mentions it. Toy Fights is a raw, brutally honest, and painfully funny memoir about his first 20 years, shot through with a passion for music. Paterson explains, this is ‘a book about schizophrenia, hell, money, narcissists, debt and the working class, anger, swearing, drugs, books, football, love’… and bags of Dundonian self-deprecation. He talks with the director of V&A Dundee, Leonie Bell.