We are very happy to see our Ringwood authors being featured at many events across Book Week Scotland!

Modern Historical Fiction – celebrating Scottish history without Tartan and Kitsch

Traditionally Scottish Historical Fiction has focused on tartan, shortbread and kitsch, clans and kilts, Kings and Nobles with ordinary Scots relegated to minor roles.

More recently there has been a growth in modern Scottish Historical Fiction with ordinary Scots in starring roles.

Ringwood has published two books in 2021 by first time novelists that enhance this new tradition.

Join Flora Johnston (What You Call Free) and Lynda Kristiansen (Raise Dragon) in conversation about writing Scottish historical fiction today. 

Event details:

Monday 15th November, 7pm in the Beehive Inn, the Grassmarket, Edinburgh

This event is free entry, no need to book in advance, just arrive at the door!

Glasgow Noir: Fiction and Fact

This event will feature two authors whose Glasgow noir novels draw on their real life experience of the West of Scotland crime and justice system.

Allan Nicol’s novel ‘Liberation’ (published September 2021) is a fictionalised account of an infamous Glasgow killing in the late 1940s, when a serving policeman committed a murder while on duty.

Charles Sharkey’s debut crime novel, ‘Clutching At Straws’ (published July 2021) features DI Frank Dorsey and his struggles with the bloody consequences of a fallout between a longtime Glasgow crime family and new Eastern European gangsters trying to establish themselves in the city.

Event Details:

Friday 19th November, 7pm in The Arlington Baths Club, 61 Arlington Street, Glasgow

Register for the event here!

Also, be sure to catch fellow Ringwood author, Anne Pettigrew (Not the Life Imagined and Not the Deaths Imagined) at two events during Book Week Scotland!

Celebrate the power of books and reading with Anne Pettigrew

Monday 15th November, 5:30pm to 6:45pm at the Greenock Central Library, Wallace Place, PA15 1JB

Retired local GP and published author Anne Pettigrew will discuss books, reading and their positive impact on health and wellbeing. Anne is now a full-time writer as well as President of Greenock Writers’ Club, and her debut novel Not the Life Imagined was runner-up in the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable Silver Stag Award 2018. The follow-up, Not the Deaths Imagined was published in 2020 by Ringwood Publishing, and sees the return of heroine Dr Beth Slater. Inverclyde Libraries will also be showcasing their Reading Well collection.

For more information, click here!

Book Week Scotland: Let’s Celebrate Inverclyde’s Writers!

Saturday 20th November, 10am to 12pm at the Greenock Central Library, Wallace Place, PA15 1JB

From poetry to prose Inverclyde has produced some of Scotland’s most engaging writing so please join Inverclyde Culture Collective Writer in Residence poet Katharine Macfarlane and members of the Greenock Writers’ Club for a gentle walk along the Clyde as we celebrate the work of Inverclyde writers past and present. Over tea, coffee, and celebratory cakes we’ll discuss the future of writing in Inverclyde and share some exciting new opportunities for Inverclyde’s writers!

Meet Greenock Central Library 10am. Please dress for the weather and wear shoes suitable for walking.

For more information, click here!