Book Week Scotland 2013
Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and reading, running from 25th November - 2nd December. There'll be plenty of bookish action in Dundee, at the libraries, the DCA, and programmed by us too! Have a look at the authors and activites Dundee's got to offer!
Dundee International Book Prize 2013
And the winner is...
Nicola White, for her thrilling debut, In the Rosary Garden! Nicola, originally from Dublin but now based on the Clyde coast, snags £10,000 and a publishing deal with Cargo Publishing for her 'courageous and intelligent' novel, set in Ireland in the 1980s.
Nicola White saw off stiff competition from 350 other entrants to take the prize, chosen by the all-star judging panel - comprising Brian Cox, Lorraine Kelly, Norman Foster, Clare Alexander and A L Kennedy. Crime supremo Val McDermid branded In the Rosary Garden 'mesmerising'. It can can be purchased from the Cargo website.
This year's other finalists were Colette Victor, a community worker in an ex-mining community in Belgium and Jeff Hayden, a former soldier turned wild animal preserve manager.
The eBook containing all shortlisted entries can be downloaded for free from http://amzn.to/1dlH2I0.
The 2014 Dundee International Book Prize will be open for submissions soon, so watch this space...
The Lament Room
The Lament Room is a unique and intimate installation of voice, music, art and theatre at The Little Theatre, inspired by Kirsty Gunn's award-winning novel, The Big Music. Tickets are £3 and include refreshment and a keepsake. Book your tickets here!