Reading Scotland: Ross Sayers with Niamh McKeown, Adventures on the Clockwork Orange

  • Thu 26 Aug 11:30 - 12:30
  • The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
  • Captioned
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  • The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
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Reading Scotland: Ross Sayers with Niamh McKeown, Adventures on the Clockwork Orange

‘Life isnae a fulm. It’s barely even a story. Thur’s nae such thing as gid guys and bad guys, thur’s jist... guys’. Welcome to Daisy’s worldview in Ross Sayers’s ingenious Scots-language novel for young adults, Daisy on the Outer Line. It features the delightfully flawed protagonist Daisy as she comes to terms with the death of a stepfather she’d never felt close to. After making a scene at his funeral and falling out with her mother, Daisy falls asleep on the Glasgow Subway, only to find that when she wakes up, things have radically changed…

Now, as part of the Book Festival’s Reading Scotland project we’ve commissioned a brand new short film made by Sayers and Edinburgh-based screenwriter and director Niamh McKeown which will be premiered at the beginning of the event. Set on Glasgow’s subway, the five-minute piece which features actor Laura Lovemore as Daisy, evokes the spirit of the city’s beloved ‘clockwork orange’ and the mood of the novel, forming the perfect introduction to a discussion about Sayers’ book. Today, the author, director and actor share their creative processes with the Book Festival's own Lewis Camley.

This is a live event with an author Q&A. Authors and participants will be on stage, in the venue. After the event, Ross Sayers will be doing an in-person book signing on the Festival site.

Supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown

Categories: Family, Fiction, Film/TV/Media, How We Live, Language/Translation, Scottish Fiction, Scottish Interest

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