Val McDermid & Jo Sharp: Shaping a Better Future

At last year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, bestselling author Val McDermid and professor of geography Jo Sharp were inspired by the festival theme, We Need New Stories. So inspired, in fact, that they turned to a loveable rogues gallery of Scottish cultural folk to submit a piece of writing about their dreams for a better future.

Edited by McDermid and Sharp, Imagine A Country is the fascinating, eclectic and often inspiring result. In this event, Val McDermid and Jo Sharp host acclaimed writers Doug Johnstone, Jo Clifford and Leila Aboulela, who read their contributions and discuss how we might create a better future for the greatest number of people.

This is a live event, with an author Q&A.

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