Monday, 24 October 2011

World Book Night

Here are the 25 books to be given away free in April. What do you think?

The list in full:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Vintage)

The Player of Games by Iain M Banks (Little, Brown)

Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham (Little, Brown)

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (Transworld)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (HarperCollins)

The Take by Martina Cole (Headline)

Harlequin by Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins)

Someone Like You by Roald Dahl (Penguin)

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Penguin)

Room by Emma Donoghue (Pan Macmillan)

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (Little, Brown)

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber)

Misery by Stephen King (Hodder)

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (Transworld)

Small Island by Andrea Levy (Headline)

Let the Right One In by John Ajvde Lindqvist (Quercus)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Pan Macmillan)

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Vintage)

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell (Headline)

The Damned Utd by David Peace (Faber)

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (Transworld)

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Penguin)

Touching the Void by Joe Simpson (Vintage)

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Vintage)

The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak (Transworld)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

November Events

1. 1 Nov 8pm The Arches, Glasgow

Love Club: Day of the Dead

proudExposure presents its latest intimate evening of tea and cake, spoken word and music – this time celebrating all those who are dearly (or nearly) departed. Part of Glasgay! & Glasgow Cabaret Festival.

2. Fri 4 Nov 5:30pm Waterstone's, Glasgow
0141 332 9105

Jacki Rodikis Talk & Signing

Rodikis discusses her autobiography, Because You're a Woman.

153–157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW
Phone: 0141 332 9105

3. 4 Nov 8pm
The Magic Carpet Cabaret

A night of poetry, songs and stories, with open mic spots.
Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, Glasgow

4. 9 Nov Noon
Clare Stephen-Johnston
Date Location
Journalist Stephen-Johnston signs copies of her debut novel, Polls Apart, a political family drama.
Waterstone's, Glasgow

5. 9 Nov 5.30pm Waterstone's, Glasgow

Tim Hanlon Talk & Signing

Author and football journalist Hanlon discusses his new book, A Catalan Dream: Football Artistry and Political Intrigue, inviting questions from the audience and signing copies.

6. 9 Nov Noon Waterstone's, Glasgow

Clare Stephen-Johnston

Journalist Stephen-Johnston signs copies of her debut novel, Polls Apart, a political family drama.

10 Nov 7pm
CCA, Glasgow
Kirsty Logan & Michael Pederson

The Scottish Writers' Centre presents two exciting young writers on the Scottish scene: organiser of Neu! Reekie! Pederson, reading from his forthcoming illustrated poetry collection (published by Red Squirrel Press), and New Writers’ Award winner Logan reading from her second novel, Rust and Stardust, which is still a work in progress.

8. 10 Nov 6.30pm
The Poetry Club

Glasgow's new showcase for the city's network of poets.

With Somali poet Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye', active Scottish PEN member AC Clarke, and Mancunian born…

9. 10 Nov 5.30pm Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow
Words Per Minute

Monthly spoken word, music, film and performance night run by Glasgow-based writer-performers Kirsty Logan, Helen Sedgwick and Kirstin Innes.

10. 11 Nov 7.30pm CCA, Glasgow
Seeds of Thought

The diverse performance evening celebrates 11/11/11 with the usual diverse range of acts, from traditional African 'mbira' music from the Sitholé brothers to comedy, dramatic sketches and visual presentations. In keeping with the date, they'll all be celebrating the number one. Open mic for those who want to share in the easy-going spirit of the evening.

11. 14 Nov 2pm
GWL Learners Forum

A chance to meet other users of the Library and talk about what kinds of services and facilities would be useful to you.
Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow

16 Nov 8pm The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow

The Not So Secret Society

Comedy japesters Rufus and Ben are your hosts for this not-particularly-secret artists' gathering, which may or may not involve comedy, theatre, spoken word, music and oddity.

The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow

13. Thu 10 Nov 6pm–8pm Waterstone's, Glasgow
0141 332 9105
Free V Campbell: Viking Gold

Launch of V Campbell's debut novel, Viking Gold, promising mead, wine and bloodthirsty mocktails, and the rumour of a Viking attack by evil warlord Ragnar in his snakeship.

14. 24 Nov 7pm CCA, Glasgow
Leela Soma: Bombay Baby

Soma, an award winner for her first novel Twice Born, launches her second, Bombay Baby, which deals with identity and the booming east/west medial tourism industry.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Celia Imrie

Sat 29 Oct 2:30pm Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
0141 429 0022

An Audience with Celia Imrie

Actress Celia Imrie, in conversation with friend and fellow actress Fidelis Morgan, tells the fascinating story of her life, including how she really wanted to become a ballet dancer. There's an opportunity for the audience to pose questions, and both actresses are signing copies of their autobiographies after the show.

Citizens Theatre
119 Gorbals Street
Glasgow, G5 9DS
Box office: 0141 429 0022
Phone: 0141 429 5561

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Dahlia Publishing
Paperback published
14 November 2011, £12.99
ISBN 978-0-9566967-1-7

Coming Soon

Dahlia Publishing is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of their first novel. Glasgow based writer and poet Leela Soma whose novel, Bombay Baby was thrust from the slush pile for its heart warming, coming of age novel with heaps of spice.

Read the novel set in Bombay and Glasgow.

A tale of identity, of motherhood, sibling rivalry and family secrets.

Available soon on:

And in major bookstores.