We will be celebrating our 10th Birthday on 13th October 2016 in Edinburgh, the location of our first Gliterary Lunch. We hope you can join us for what is, unbelievably, our sixtieth ever event.
Our guests, authors and sponsors have become Gliterary Lunch friends over the years, and to thank everyone for their amazing support, we are organising one or two special birthday party treats. In addition, we have invited two of our favourite original authors back to talk about their fantastic new books: Sophie Hannah and Jill Dawson.
Sponsored by Stewart Title
The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson
Jill Dawson came to the first ever Gliterary Lunch in 2006 to talk about Watch Me Disappear which was longlisted for the Orange Prize. She is author of many other novels including Fred & Edie which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award & Orange Prize and Richard & Judy summer pick, The Great Lover.
Jill is also an award-winning poet, has edited anthologies of poetry and short stories, has held several fellowships including the Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia and has received an honorary doctorate in recognition of her work.
Praise for Jill Dawson
A dark tale of madness and murder, of obsession and delusion, that’s worthy of Highsmith herself. Red magazine
The Crime Writer is a riveting novel that folds a brilliant portrait of Patricia Highsmith into a tale of duplicity, madness and murder.
In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk, to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans. She has another motive too – a secret romance with a married lover based in London.
Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that all her demons have come with her. After the arrival of Ginny, an enigmatic young journalist bent on interviewing her, events take a catastrophic turn. Except, as always in Highsmith’s troubled life, matters are not quite as they first appear . . .
Masterfully recreating Highsmith’s much exercised fantasies of murder and madness, Jill Dawson probes the darkest reaches of the imagination in this novel – at once a brilliant portrait of a writer and an atmospheric, emotionally charged, riveting tale.
The Narrow Bed by Sophie Hannah
A Gliterary favourite, Sophie has attended a total of seven Gliterary Lunches since her first one in 2007. She is an internationally best selling author of eleven psychological thrillers, two of which were adapted for television as Case Sensitive. She is also an award winning short story writer and poet.
More recently she wrote The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot mystery to be published since Agatha Christie’s death and approved by her estate. Originally from Yorkshire, she now lives in Cambridge where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College.
Praise for Sophie Hannah
Hannah’s real gift is in revealing the contorted and convoluted nature of the human heart: a place where honesty is not the same as decency, guilt is not the same as wrong and where truthfulness and kindness can be poles apart. Scotland on Sunday
What if having a best friend was the most dangerous thing you could do?
A killer that the police are calling ‘Billy Dead Mates’ is murdering pairs of best friends, one by one. Before they die, each victim is given a small white book…
For months, detectives have failed to catch Billy, or work out what the white books mean. And then a woman, scared by what she’s seen on the news, comes forward.
Stand-up comedian Kim Tribbeck has one of Billy’s peculiar little books. A stranger gave it to her at a gig she did a year ago. Was he Billy, and does he want to kill her? Kim has no friends and trusts no one, so how – and why – could she possibly be Billy Dead Mates’ next target?
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We expect this to be a popular event, so please contact us first to confirm availability before you send any payment. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Once we confirm your places, you can download and complete this order form and return it to us with a cheque made payable to Gliterary Lunches. Confirmation of your booking will be sent out to you along with information about the menu, table planning and how to pre-order wine and books if required. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call us.