with audience Q&A
Saturday 29th May, Via MS Teams at 19:00
Join us for an evening with Scottish novelist Kirstin Innes. We’ll be chatting to her about her latest novel Scabby Queen, exploring some of the themes in the book and asking her about her favourite authors.
Three days before her fifty-first birthday, Clio Campbell – one-hit wonder, political activist, lifelong love and one-night-stand – kills herself in her friend Ruth’s spare bedroom. And, as practical as she is, Ruth doesn’t know what to do. As the news spreads around Clio’s collaborators and comrades, lovers and enemies, the story of her glamorous, chaotic life spreads with it – from the Scottish Highlands to the Genoa G8 protests, from an anarchist squat in Brixton to Top of the Pops. Sifting through half a century of memories and unanswered questions, everyone who thought they knew her is forced to ask: who was Clio Campbell?
Kirstin Innes is the author of the novels Fishnet, which won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize in 2015 and is currently in development with STV, and Scabby Queen, published to great critical acclaim by Fourth Estate in 2020. Her first non-fiction book, Brickwork: A Biography of The Arches (about the legendary Glasgow venue), will be published in November 2021. She lives in a small village in Renfrewshire with her partner and two small children.
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