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Kaite Welsh and Abir Mukherjee with Elizabeth Dearnley and Sebastian Groes Novel Perceptions - The Big Book Review

Kaite Welsh and Abir Mukherjee with Elizabeth Dearnley and Sebastian Groes Novel Perceptions - The Big Book Review

Kaite Welsh and Abir Mukherjee with Elizabeth Dearnley and Sebastian Groes Novel Perceptions - The Big Book Review

Aye Write

Book tickets

£6.60 (£6 ticket charge plus 10% Booking Fee)
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Dates and times

Saturday 7 May 2022
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Academics and authors discuss some fascinating new research into our reading habits.

Scotland has a different literary taste compared to the rest of the UK, new research suggests. How do Scottish readers see the world differently? What role do local reading and writing communities play in this?  

As part of the AHRC-funded Big Book Review project, join Kaite Welsh (The Wages of Sin) and Abir Mukherjee (Wyndham and Banerjee series) in conversation with Elizabeth Dearnley and Sebastian Groes (University of Wolverhampton) as they discuss the relationship between story and place, the importance of regional writing, and Scottish literary identity. 

Elizabeth and Sebastian will also reveal findings about Scottish reading habits indicated by our work with the BBC's Novels That Shaped Our World, and invite you to take part in our research to tell us what really makes a good book.

The Big Book Review is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project investigating the complex preconceptions that shape people’s reading choices. We're inviting Aye Write Festival visitors to help us explore the factors determining readers' literary taste and challenge the books we value as a society. 

Visit the Big Book Review’s stand to find out more about the project. You can help our project by completing a short survey asking you to rate the quality of contemporary fiction: https://survey.bigbookreview.co.uk.  

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Venue Map

Venue

Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN