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Booker Prize Winners Event: Douglas Stuart and Marieke-Lucas Rijneveld

Join Waterstones for a unique online event with both Douglas Stuart, winner of the Booker Prize 2020 for Shuggie Bain, and Marieke-Lucas Rijneveld, winner of the International Booker Prize 2020 for The Discomfort of Evening.

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Thursday 15th April, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event

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About the Event

Join Waterstones for a unique online event with both Douglas Stuart, winner of the Booker Prize 2020 for Shuggie Bain, and Marieke-Lucas Rijneveld, winner of the International Booker Prize 2020 for The Discomfort of Evening.

In conversation with Gaby Wood, Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, Douglas and Marieke-Lucas will discuss their prize winning books and their work, and youll get the chance to put your own questions to these two astonishing authors at this unmissable virtual event.

Tickets £5 gereral entry / £11 with Discomfort / £11 with Shuggie Bain / £21 with both books. Please note the Book Ticket options will include paperback copies.

Please note that the Ticket Book option for this event requires a UK postal address. Please do not select this option if you do not have a valid UK postal address as you will not receive the book and may still be charged. Books will be posted after the event and so will arrive a few days later.

This event is on Zoom. Please make sure you have Zoom installed and up to date on the device of your choice.

About the Book

Shuggie Bain
Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Publication date:6 Aug 2020

ISBN:9781529019278

4.27 out of 5
11 reviews
"A love letter to a troubled city"
Times Literary Supplement
"has an overwhelming intensity of feeling"
Literary Review
"The story is unrelenting"
London Review of Books
"Shuggie Bain comes from a deep understanding of the relationship between a child and a substance-abusing parent, showing a world rarely portrayed in literary fiction"
The Guardian
"He’s lovely, Douglas Stuart, fierce and loving and lovely. He shows us lots of monstrous behavior, but not a single monster — only damage"
The New York Times
"tender and unsentimental — a rare trick"
Daily Mail
"This heart-rending novel set in 1980s Glasgow is deservedly on the Booker longlist and may even give Mantel a run for her money"
The Observer
"The Booker-longlisted novel depicts the relationship between an addict and her son with compassion and stark realism"
Financial Times
"a transcendent portrait of alcoholism, poverty and desperate filial love in 1980s Glasgow"
The Daily Telegraph
"Shuggie Bain is a novel that aims for the heart and finds it"
The Times

A heart-wrenchingly moving first novel set in Glasgow during the Thatcher years, Shuggie Bain tells the story of a boy's doomed attempt to save his proud, alcoholic mother from her addiction.