Sunday 8th October, 3-4.15pm, Library Upstairs
Helen MacKinven is the author of Talk of the Toun and Buy Buy Baby. Both novels explore themes such as social class and identity, using black comedy and featuring Scots dialect. Ross Sayers’ debut, Mary’s the Name, introduces the unforgettable character of 8-year-old Mary, on the run with her Granpa following a robbery at his work. Join these authors as they discuss using dialect in their work and the delights and difficulties of having a young narrator.
Chair: James Spence
Tickets for all Portobello Book Festival events are free and can be picked up from Portobello Library in Rosefield Avenue.