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    15 Jan 2021: Jenni Fagan on Luckenbooth with Denise Mina

    Jenni Fagan with Denise Mina: A City, a Curse and a Century of Secrets

    Fri 15 Jan 19:00 - 20:00

    Once in a while, a novel arrives that changes the way that we see and experience a place that we think we already know so well. Edinburgh is a city brimming with stories: almost every building whispers history and holds secrets, stashed away in the stoneworkAnd Jenni Fagan’s spectacular third novel Luckenbooth takes us to the heart of the city and its people 

    Join the critically acclaimed Edinburgh-based author of The Panopticon and the The Sunlight Pilgrims in her very first event about her new book, to coincide with its launch, alongside another of our favourite authors, the Glaswegian crimewriter and playwright Denise Mina. Together they dive into the depths of the remarkable Luckenbooth, a dazzling literary work of history and ambition that marks a major moment in the literary life of Edinburgh. The event will be broadcast live and you'll be able to ask the author questions using our online Q&A. For more information click here.

    Luckenbooth spans nearly a century in the tenement at 10 Luckenbooth Close. It begins in 1910 as the devil’s daughter rows a coffin to the shores of Leith, sold by her father to a rich couple to have their child. The tragic events that follow lead to a curse that will plague the lives of the eclectic collection of tenement residents. In her novel told over nine decades and up and down nine floors, Fagan gifts readers lessons of history as the building and its inhabitants bear witness to the changing world outside the tenement walls. 

    To mark the launch we asked Jenni to name a favourite book from each decade of the novel, scroll down to see what she chose.

    To meet Jenni on Zoom after our event and have your copy of Luckenbooth signed, click 'Add to basket' on the book below and select the Meet the Author option.

    15 Jan 2021: Jenni Fagan on Luckenbooth with Denise Mina