THE OPEN UNIVERSITY IN SCOTLAND EVENT
Douglas Stuart with Nicola Sturgeon: Welcome Home, Shuggie Bain
- Mon 30 Aug 20:30 - 21:30
- The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
Pay what you can to watch online. Available live, then on-demand after the event.
Attend in person
Douglas Stuart’s life was turned upside down when his debut novel Shuggie Bain was declared winner of the 2020 Booker Prize. Overnight, the New York-based fashion designer, who grew up in Glasgow, became an international literary bestseller. We are delighted to welcome Scotland’s latest Booker winner back to the Book Festival for an unmissable live discussion on the novel that has won a million readers’ hearts. Based on Stuart’s own upbringing by a loving mother devastated by addiction, Shuggie Bain recounts the challenges of being a Glasgow boy who is working class and gay. Not only does it chart his complicated coming of age, it is also a gorgeous tribute to a woman striving to do the right thing by her son against all the odds. Stuart discusses his bestselling novel with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – and might just drop a few hints about what he's working on.
This is a live event, with an author Q&A. The author of this event is taking part remotely; if buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, you’ll watch them on a large screen in the venue. The interviewer is on stage in the venue.