Alan Bissett

Playwright, novelist, performer, bletherer.

Pack Men award shortlist and new dates

Hey groovers

First of all, my novel Pack Men has been shortlisted for Scotland’s largest literary prize, the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 2012, in the Fiction category.  I’m delighted, obviously, although it’s up against stiff opposition in the form of Jane Harris, Zoe Strachan, Ali Smith and J.M.Ledgerd, so I’m not expecting to win.  Still, it’s nice, isn’t it?

The paperback of Pack Men is released later this month, and is garlanded with lovely review quotes, which I’m not going to repeat her cos I’d look like a knob (BUT THEY’RE AMAZING!!!!) so please do make a Falkirk boy very happy and pick up a copy.  It’s a pacy read.  You’ll get through it a night.  You’ll get through it in a bath (although you may have to keep topping it up with hot water).

I’ll be bringing my new solo show, The Red Hourglass to the Edinburgh Fringe this August (more details later) but before then, here’s where you can catch me, like, LIVE and IN THE FLESH!

13th May, 12pm, Talk with Owen Jones, HighTide Festival, Suffolk.

May 24th, 7pm, Behind the Wall, Falkirk.  I’ll be appearing with the awesome Dickson Telfer, as well as he and my brother Ronnie’s excellent band, Artisan.

May 26th, 12.30pm, Dumfries and Galloway Literary Festival, Fleet.

June 1st, 7.30pm, Cafe Su Casa, Ayr.  Burns n’ aw That Festival.


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