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The Hebridean Baker brings a taste of the islands to the West End for  the Byres Road Book Festival

Coinneach MacLeod, the Hebridean Baker, will be part of a trio of authors bringing a touch  of Gaelic flair to Glasgow over the September weekend. Coinneach, Catriona Murray and  Alasdair Whyte will be taking part in the Byres Road Book Festival in the city’s West End. 

Now in its fifth year, the festival will continue to showcase emerging talent and celebrate  established authors in a friendly and accessible series of locations, this year including a  couple of the area’s most-evocative spaces. 

The book festival is produced by the Byres Road Business Improvement District in partnership with Glasgow Life, the Gaelic Book Council, Waterstones, the Oxfam bookshop  and the Glasgow Grosvenor hotel. 

One of the highlights will be author Andrew O’Hagan, screenwriter Andrea Gibb and  producer Claire Mundell exploring the process of taking Andrew’s award-winning novel  Mayflies from the page to the screen. 

Sessions for children with Maisie Chan, Gerry Durkin, Beth Frieden and Catherine Grace will  take place in Hillhead library and the Oxfam Bookshop. 

Coinneach MacLeod said: “I’m so excited to be bringing a wee bit of the Hebrides to the  west end of Glasgow. Sharing the recipes, stories and folklore of the Scottish islands in the  best city in the world!” 

John Turner, Chair of the Byres Road Improvement District, said:  

“The Byres Road & Lanes businesses are delighted once again to welcome bookworms and  budding authors of all ages to our annual Book Festival. We have a wide range of events this  year taking place at a number of different locations in the West End 

We begin with broadcaster and writer Sally Magnusson speaking about her new novel,  Music in the Dark, and other speakers will include former Mogwai guitarist Stuart  Braithwaite, Kirsty Logan and many more. 

And for those who thirst after literature, there are poetry events at Òran Mór, a trio of true  crime writers in the Ubiquitous Chip and literary themed cocktails at the BeGin bar on Byres  Road to refresh “those little grey cells”, as Monsieur Poirot would say!” 

The Oxfam Book Shop is hosting a broad range of events with Paul Wandrum, GJ Penney,  Simpson Munro and Joy Dakers.

Add in a creative writers’ workshop with David F Ross and Kirstin Innes, sessions with  Michael Pederson and Rosalie Menon in conversation with Gordon Urquhart and the festival  has something for everyone. 

For more information and to buy tickets please visit: 

www.byresroadbookfestival.com