Review: Wigtown Book Festival



Islands are the theme of this year’s Wigtown Book Festival, which is fitting, says Artistic Director Adrian Turpin, since festivals, like islands, “have their own geography, their own rules and community, but are also outward looking. Their rhythms are determined by people arriving and leaving. It is all about exchange.”
Alexander Masters, author of A Life Discarded, said the discovery of 148 volumes of diaries in a Cambridge skip was “a bit like finding a body”. He had to guess the gender of the writer – for who describes or names themselves to their diary? These five million words,... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 36
Source: Scotsman
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