William McIlvanney (2013 Event)
Two years ago, fans flocking to see William McIlvanney at the Book Festival shared his exasperation that his seminal crime novels were out of print. Attending that event was Francis Bickmore, editorial director of Canongate, who immediately took action. Thanks to Bickmore we proudly welcomed McIlvanney back in 2013 to celebrate gorgeous new editions of Laidlaw, Strange Loyalties and The Papers of Tony Veitch. Hear him talk about what it was like to have his classic works republished at this event, recorded live at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.