Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Canongate's Future 40

We're delighted to announce that we have been included on Canongate's Future 40 list of storytellers.

Canongate's 40th birthday list celebrates the best of contemporary Scottish storytellers – with 40 multi-disciplinary creatives they're banking on defining the next four decades.


Delighted to be included and to be in such good company. The list also includes: Tom Gauld, Will Morris, William Goldsmith and Team Girl Comics, for graphic novels, Kirsty Logan for Short Stories/Journalism, Ryan Van Winkle for poetry, RM Hubbert, James Graham (The Twilight Sad) for music and many more.

Announced in The Skinny today, you can see the full list here: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/books/features/305874-canongates_future_40

To see how the entrants were selected go here: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/books/features/305779-the_future_storytelling_canongates_40

And Canongate will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a party on Sept 19th: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7665881859/efblike

"To celebrate our 40th anniversary Canongate brings together some of the best storytellers we know.  Authors Michel Faber, Matt Haig, Alasdair Gray and Michael Smith will be joined by poet and ex Arab Strap musician Aidan Moffat and R M Hubbert, Rick Redbeard from The Phantom Band and very special guests. Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentleman, Psychoville, Ghost Stories), will take us over to the dark side with his twisted tales and classical pianist James Rhodes, whose debut album, Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos reached No 1 in the iTunes classical chart, will give an exclusive performance.  The event will also showcase original films featuring Tilda Swinton, Miranda July and the late Gil Scott Heron, plus live art and bibliotherapy by Ella Bertoud, author of The Novel Cure.  Hosted by South Bank Associate Artist and official poet for the London Olympics Lemn Sissay, we hope you can join us for what promises to be a highly memorable and enjoyable evening and be part of Canongate's journey to the other side."

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