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Cargo launches in France with a special event at the legendary Shakespeare & Co. Bookshop in Paris. And what an evening we had – Jim Haynes and John Calder shared their memories of the 1962 International Writers’ Conference with the authors of our book, Angela Bartie and Eleanor Bell. Check out more of the event photos here.
Video production is by Seamas McSwiney of Duckling Development.
Margins Book & Music Festival, has announced its line-up for a new Aberdeenshire edition of the hit cultural festival. Major Scottish bands, including FOUND, RM Hubbert and Pictish Trail, share the stage with top UK authors like crime writer Christopher Brookmyre, comedian and novelist Robert Newman and Sky Sports correspondent Graham Hunter.
The festival, now in its third year, will take place at the award-winning Banchory venue, Woodend Barn on 31st May and 1st June. A diverse mix of acts appealing to kids, families and serious gig-goers and literary lovers will be complimented with a full bookshop, food and drink offerings and a record store by major independent label Fence Collective.
With the growing reputation of the festival’s Glasgow edition, which takes place in October, the organisers had looked to bring a line-up to a different part of Scotland. The festival’s co-director Mark Buckland said “we’d been looking to bring the Margins experience to somewhere unique and the Woodend Barn is such a wonderful location. The people of Aberdeenshire have been very kind and generous to us and I think we have a bill that suits all the family; it’s a great chance to see and meet major stars of books and the Scottish music scene.”
The festival begins with a Friday night double bill of art-pop trio FOUND and singer-songwriter Pictish Trail on Friday 31st May, with the following morning seeing the festival’s first children’s authors taking the stage including the much loved best-seller Barry Hutchison and Scottish number one best-seller Badger the Mystical Mutt. Later that afternoon, top political correspondent Iain Macwhirter will tell all about his new, ground-breaking TV series and book “Road To Referendum” before comedy giant Robert Newman, formerly of Newman and Baddiel, reads from his new novel about the history of oil. Graham Hunter, Sky’s La Liga reporter, will return to his home town to chat about his award-winning book on FC Barcelona, with a late night billing of guitar maestro RM Hubbert, local songstress Sarah J Stanley and sparky thriller writer Christopher Brookmyre finishing the weekend’s offerings.
Tickets start from just £4 and details are available at www.marginsfestival.com and www.woodendbarn.co.uk.
We’re delighted to announce a raft of new signings for Cargo for 2013 and 2014.
June sees the release of Iain Macwhirter’s Road to Referendum, a definitive look at the path the UK has taken to the upcoming 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. We’re joining forces with STV and The Herald to produce this companion book to feature alongside the groundbreaking TV series “Road To Referendum”, also presented by Iain Macwhirter; top-notch analysis from one of the UK’s most respected political correspondents about how we got here and what the future of Britain holds for all of us.
National Book Award nominee and one of the most acclaimed writers in America today, Mark Z. Danielewski joins us with the powerful and much revered “The Fifty Year Sword.” The National Book Award judges praised Danielewski for having “raise[d] the level of American literature to a new height of experimentation.” “The Fifty Year Sword” is released in October, with limited UK tour dates, find out more about this startling, wondrous book here.
We’ve already announced it, but we love it so much we can’t stop shouting about it. Juliet Conlin’s “The Fractured Man” drops in July and is one of the biggest page-turning thrillers of the year. Watch this space and catch up with Juliet on Twitter and Facebook.
Fergus Muirhead has a tale to tell us in August – “A Piper’s Tale” to be exact. The BBC presenter is our roaming reporter in the world of bagpipes to bring us the funniest, most interesting and most exciting stories right from the mouths of the world’s most talented pipers including Finlay MacDonald, Terry Tully, John Wilson and many more. A perfect book if you’re the slightest bit interested in the world of music – accessible, endearing and immensely entertaining.
Last but certainly not least, 2014 will see the publication of beautiful and heartbreaking novel by prolific and recipient of an avalanche of praise, Tony Black. “The Last Tiger” is set in Tasmania, mesmerised us with a story through the eyes of a young immigrant and some stunning prose. Don’t miss.
And there’s more to come. In the next few days, we’ll be announcing three more exciting signings – we’ll see you back here for more exciting announcements.