James Robertson - News of the Dead
One of Scotland’s most gifted authors, James Robertson of the acclaimed And the Land Lay Still, is visiting us to talk about his latest novel News of the Dead. Featuring three characters, hundreds of years apart, the novel is set in the Braes of Angus, where the fictional Glen Conach is the home of fables and folklore gathered over the centuries. Seen through the eyes of an ancient hermit, a Victorian charlatan and a present-day young couple, there are plenty of ghosts haunting the stunning Scottish landscape. A short film made by Robertson and award-winning filmmaker Anthony Baxter will also be screened. Set in the Angus glens, the five-minute piece evokes the spirit of the landscape and the mood of the novel, forming the perfect introduction to a discussion about Robertson’s landmark book.
This is a live event, with an author and film maker Q&A. After the event, James Robertson will be doing an in-person book signing.