Which of these Stuart Kellys is McShandy? There’s an easy way to find out…

Is it him?

If, for some unlikely and unfeasible reason that I simply can’t fathom, you’d like to see McShandy in his non-cyber form, he will be appearing at the following times and places.

24th June – guest speaker at the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club

25th June – the West Port Book Festival, 5 p.m., Peter Bell Books on Scott-land and collective nouns

26th June – the Dundee Book Festival, 12 noon, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

8th July – opening plenary session of the Stirling Robert Louis Stevenson conference

13th July – Abbotsford launch of Scott-land 

15th July – in conversation with Andrew Crumey (the Christopher Ecclestone to my David Tennant) at Abbotsford, 7 o’clock. £5, with a glass of wine.

Is this him?

15th August – Edinburgh International Book Festival, 20.30, Scottish Power Studio Theatre. I’ll also be there chairing events as part of the Future of Fiction strand I’ve selected: with, among others, Zadie Smith, Eli Horowitz of McSweeney’s, David Shields, Ken Macleod, Adam Roberts, Lydia Davis, Miguel Syjuco, Alberto Manguel, Igor Stiks – for the Dalkey Archive Best European Fiction 2010 event – Tom McCarthy and Writers’ Bloc. Check their website for details.

Is he McShandy?

1st September – launch of the artist Robert Powell’s exhibition at Henderson’s Gallery, Edinburgh

10th September – Milngavie Book Festival, 1.00 p.m.

17th September – Stirling Book Festival, 11.00 a.m.

24th November – National Libary of Scotland, 6.30 p.m.


5th August: Newsnight Scotland (assuming it avoids the cutting room floor!)

16th-20th August: Radio 4 Book of the Week

20th August: in conversation with A S Byatt, who is making her first ever Edinburgh International Book Festival appearance, at 10.00 a.m.


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