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Literary Lunches

23/09/2021 12 Noon

Published By royalscotsclub on 10/11/2020

Literary Lunches

We are thrilled to announce our new series of Literary Lunches coming in 2021. Join us and three well known authors for fine food, wine & books. In Ian Rankin’s own words ‘What’s not to love?’

Our first lunches will take place on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th September 2021 with a Scottish crime theme, featuring three novelists; Ian Rankin, Lin Anderson & Lesley Kelly.

The event will be chaired by Jackie McGlone the first woman deputy editor of a Scottish newspaper and has held executive posts on The Observer, The Sunday Standard, The Evening Times, Glasgow, The Scotsman and The Herald. Jackie chairs a number of events every year at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and has also mediated at author events at the British Library, in London, and at various venues in New York.

Guests will receive a three-course lunch with champagne on arrival and refreshments. The authors will take part in a panel discussion after lunch including a Q&A which will be hosted by Jackie McGlone. During the event there will also be an opportunity to purchase books for signing by our three authors.

Tickets are availabe on a first come, first serve basis and can be booked via Eventbrite here.

Tickets are £60 per person.

Ian Rankin 

an writes the famous Rebus novels and lives in Edinburgh. His latest book, due to be released in early September is a finishing of Williams McIlvanneys last and incomplete novel. McIlvanney’s pioneering Laidlaw series of crime novels proved an immense inspiration to Ian Rankin and now the creator of Rebus completes his idol’s last, unfinished novel – and Laidlaw’s origin story – in reverent yet typically compelling prose.

Lin Anderson

Lin Anderson is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter best known for her bestselling series featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod. Lin will be discussing her latest novel which was released early August; ‘The Killing Tide’. It sees forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod investigating a mysterious abandoned ship which has swept ashore in the Orkney Isles.

Lesley Kelly

Lesley Kelly has won a number of writing competitions, including The Scotsman’s Short Story award in 2008, the theme of which was 20 years of Ian Rankin’s Rebus! She has spent the past four years writing the Health of Strangers series, set in an Edinburgh beset by a killer virus…


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