Launch of Kirsty Gunn’s Latest Novel

Cover of The Big Music The Big Music, will be published by Faber this June.  

The Big Music tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', a world-famous piper who has come to the end of his life and is writing one final tune that tells the story of his family and history - one that is full of secrets and stories that up until now have always been kept private. 

Booker prizewinning author DBC Pierre said about The Big Music: "The Big Music is a landscape; a work of longing fragments that collect on a journey and grow to light lands before, around and after them. Haunting and spacious." 

A launch will be held at the Dalhousie Building on 24 May at 6pm - all welcome. It will include a reading, a booksigning, and the screening of a film that has been especially commissioned to coincide with the publication, featuring original music and the voice of the actor and University rector, Brian Cox.  There will be a dram or two and the sound of the pipes to see The Big Music well on its way. 

Kirsty Gunn is Professor of Creative Writing in the English programme.   She is a critically acclaimed award-winning novelist who teaches creative writing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Tickets for this event are available via the University’s online store or by calling 01382 384413. 

Later in the summer there will be a launch of The Big Music in London, and a series of key events around the UK, including at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the London Review of Books Readers' Series and the Voewood Festival.


Posted: 27 March 2012