Jackie Kay at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Jackie Kay at Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, 5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
    Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
    5A Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4DR UNITED KINGDOM
  • 15/08/2015 00:00 - 15/08/2015 00:00

Three of Britain's best-loved contemporary writers join us to discuss their favourite Virago Modern Classics author. Sarah Waters discusses Rebecca West, Maggie O'Farrell chooses Molly Keane, and Jackie Kay opts for Zora Neale Hurston. Why were these wonderful writers previously neglected, and what does their work tell us about the contemporary author who chose them? Chaired by Lennie Goodings as part of her Guest Selected strand of events.

About Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is the third modern Makar, the Scottish poet laureate. A poet, novelist and writer of short stories, she has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. Her first novel Trumpet won the Authors' Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. She is also the author of three collections of stories with Picador, Why Don't You Stop Talking, Wish I Was Here, and Reality, Reality; two poetry collections, Fiere and Bantam; and her memoir, Red Dust Road. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and divides her time between Glasgow and Manchester, where she is currently Chancellor of the University of Salford.