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23
Apr

Douglas Stuart & Jackie Kay: Shuggie Bain

Join Douglas Stuart & Jackie Kay at the Cambridge Literary Festival

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Friday 23rd April, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event

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About the Event

Douglas Stuart burst fully-formed onto the literary landscape with his astonishing masterpiece Shuggie Bain, the deserving winner of the 2020 Booker Prize. Set against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Glasgow, the book covers poverty and addiction, childhood trauma and coming of age, and, at its heart, is about the love between a mother and her son.

Douglas Stuart will be joined in conversation by the National Poet for Scotland, fellow novelist and Glaswegian Jackie Kay.  

Tickets:
£6 - Single Event Ticket 
£35.00-£50 Cambridge Literary Festival pass 

The full line up for the Cambridge Literary Festival (online) can be found here

About the Book

Shuggie Bain
Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Publisher:Pan Macmillan

Publication date:6 Aug 2020

ISBN:9781529019278

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.