Join us on the beautiful Isle of Arran for the evening as we host Alex Boyd in conversation with Laura Waddell who will chat about Alex's work and his shortlisting for our First Book of the Year Award.
Alex Boyd has been shortlisted for our First Book of the Year Award for his stunning St Kilda: The Silent Islands. From the crumbling Cold War military base to the wild beauty of the natural landscape, this book is both an ode to the history of the islands and an insight into the modern day lives of those who live and work on St Kilda today.
Laura Waddell is a publisher and writer based in Glasgow and a judge on our First Book Award Panel. She is a publishing manager at a large publishing house, having previously worked in Scottish indie publishing and for publishers specialising in literary translation for a number of years, and has a MLitt in Modernities from the University of Glasgow. She sits on the boards of the charity Scottish PEN and the magazine Gutter, which publishes new Scottish and international writing.