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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.

Elizabeth Reeder on Skating to Antarctica

Reading Workshop

Thursday 24 August 11:00am - 12:30pm

Glasgow University English Lecturer Elizabeth Reeder explores Jenny Diski's Skating to Antarctica. Part memoir, part study of depression and travelogue, the writing reveals a desperate need for the oblivion of singing silence and a place free of pain....