Orkney Library Hosts Top Authors for Book Week

Book Week Scotland started on Monday 26 November and Orkney Library and Archive joined in the celebrations by hosting three top author talks.

Bestselling novelist Val McDermid will discuss her latest thriller during a special talk on Thursday November 29.  Children’s writer

Vanishing Point by Val McDermid

Vanishing Point by Val McDermid

Victoria Campbell will talk about her book ‘Viking Gold’ on Friday November 30 at 2pm and local writer Rosie Wallace will round off proceedings with an event on Saturday December 1 at 3pm.

Tickets are sold out for Val McDermid’s visit but there are spaces left for the other two.

Book Week Scotland is initiated by The Scottish Government and is being delivered on behalf of Creative Scotland by Scottish Book Trust, the leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland.

It’s aim is to encourage the whole nation to embrace reading’s unique capacity for empowerment, enrichment, education, solace, pleasure and growth.

It will also provide a platform for everyone in Scotland to celebrate Scotland’s exceptional literary talent, history of literary excellence, and rich creativity.

Viking Gold by Victoria Campbell

Viking Gold by Victoria Campbell

Book Week Scotland also supports writers and publishers in Scotland.

It’s Scotland’s first national celebration of books and reading, taking place from 26 November to 2 December 2012.

The week-long programme of events is bursting with fantastic opportunities for people from all ages, interests and reading abilities, to embark or continue on a reading journey.

Scottish Book Trust has worked with partners across the country to create a diverse programme of events with some of Scotland’s best loved authors including; Iain Banks in Loch Leven, Val McDermid in Orkney, Debi Gliori in Carnoustie, Janice Galloway in Benbecula, Christopher Brookmyre in Greenock, Vivian French in Glenrothes and many more.

The development of Book Week Scotland has been supported by £150,000 from Creative Scotland’s Year of Creative Scotland programme, which is funded with investment from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

For more information on Book Week Scotland visit http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland-2012