James Robertson with Anthony Baxter ‘News of The Dead’

Non Fiction
Date: Sunday 22nd May
Time: 5pm-6pm
Venue: Birnam Arts Main Hall
Cost: £8


The brilliant novelist and chronicler of Scotland, James Robertson is joined by Director Anthony Baxter (Eye of the Storm). James will discuss his new novel ‘News of the Dead’. There will be a special screening of Anthony’s short film (of the same name) which premiered at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2021.

James Robertson is the author of several short story and poetry collections, and the novels: ‘The Fanatic’, ‘Joseph Knight’, ‘The Testament of Gideon Mack’, ‘And the Land Lay Still’, ‘The Professor of Truth’, and ‘To Be Continued….’ ‘The Testament of Gideon Mack’ was long-listed for the 2006 Man Booker Prize.

Anthony Baxter is a documentary-maker, known for hard-hitting productions You’ve Been Trumped and Flint, covering the Trump Golf Links in Aberdeen and the Flint, Michigan, water crisis. he has recently been awarded a Scottish BAFTA for his film Eye of the Storm about the late painter, James Morrison.

Chair: Jamie Jauncey is a writer of books for children, adults and young adults, who also writes business books. A musician and Patron of the Birnam Book Festival, Jamie lives in Birnam.

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