Edinburgh International Book Festival: Ali Smith and Val McDermid
“All Together Now” is the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s rallying call in 2022. Building on the hybrid format they’ve developed over the past two years, the festival is making their live, in-person events available to stream. The Book Festival celebrates the imagination, ideas and issues at the heart of books and stories, offering new perspectives on the world around us.
Everyone is welcome to come to the McConnell Library to watch a series of author talks from Edinburgh. The featured author at this event is Ali Smith, in conversation with Val McDermid.
In Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet, readers were treated to something rarely seen since Dickens: novels engaging with events as they unfolded – including Brexit, migration and climate change. With Companion Piece, Smith takes another bracing dive into the waters of British society, finding humour, empathy and clarity in the hue and cry all around us. This literary giant discusses her work with fellow Scottish favourite, Val McDermid.