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    11:30 - Reading Scotland: Ross Sayers with Niamh McKeown, Adventures on the Clockwork Orange

    Reading Scotland: Ross Sayers with Niamh McKeown, Adventures on the Clockwork Orange

    ‘Life isnae a fulm. It’s barely even a story. Thur’s nae such thing as gid guys and bad guys, thur’s jist... guys’. Welcome to Daisy’s worldview in Ross Sayers’s ingenious Scots-language novel for young adults, Daisy on the Outer Line. It features the delightfully flawed protagonist Daisy as she comes to terms with the death of a stepfather she’d never felt close to. After making a scene at his funeral and falling out with her mother, Daisy falls asleep on the Glasgow Subway, only to find that when she wakes up, things have radically changed…

    Now, as part of the Book Festival’s Reading Scotland project we’ve commissioned a brand new short film made by Sayers and Edinburgh-based screenwriter and director Niamh McKeown which will be premiered at the beginning of the event. Set on Glasgow’s subway, the five-minute piece evokes the spirit of the city’s beloved ‘clockwork orange’ and the mood of the novel, forming the perfect introduction to a discussion about Sayers’ book.

    11:30 - Reading Scotland: Ross Sayers with Niamh McKeown, Adventures on the Clockwork Orange