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St Andrews Events and Reading Groups

Antony Beevor on ‘Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921’

Wednesday 1st June, 8pm

Join us for a memorable evening as Sir Antony Beevor will be discussing his latest book Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921. Sir Antony was educated at Sandhurst, where he studied military history under John Keegan. A regular officer with the 11th Hussars, he left the Army to write. His now celebrated works have appeared […] See more »

A Celebration of Dr. Jeremy Howard’s new book ‘Balkan Fabrications’

Wednesday 8th June, 8pm

Join us on the 8th of June for a celebration of the book launch for Balkan Fabrications from St Andrews University, Art History Senior Lecturer, Dr. Jeremy Howard. Taking as its departure point the painting Serbian Women by Fra Newbery, who, as Director of the Glasgow School of Art, had sown the seeds for the […] See more »

Robert Crawford on ‘Eliot After The Waste Land’

Thursday 9th June, 8pm

Distinguished poet and St Andrews Professor Robert Crawford will be joining us to discuss his acclaimed second volume about the revolutionary modernist, visionary poet and troubled man, T.S. Eliot, drawing on extensive new sources. In this compelling and meticulous portrait of the twentieth century’s most important poet, Robert Crawford completes the story he began in […] See more »

Mohsin Hamid on ‘The Last White Man’

Friday 12th August, 8pm

A glorious summer of literary treats awaits and the next stellar author to visit us will be Mohsin Hamid! We are really excited that the internationally best-selling author of Exit West and The Reluctant Fundamentalist can join us in St Andrews for his latest novel The Last White Man. One morning, Anders wakes to find […] See more »

Val McDermid on ‘1989’

Tuesday 23rd August, 8pm

The Queen of Crime returns with her latest thriller, the year is 1989… Allie Burns is back. Older and maybe wiser, she’s running the northern news operation of the Sunday Globe, chafing at losing her role in investigative journalism and at the descent into the gutter of the UK tabloid media. But there’s plenty to […] See more »

Ottessa Moshfegh on ‘Lapvona’

Wednesday 24th August, 8pm

Booker-shortlisted and PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction winner, Ottessa Moshfegh, will be visiting St Andrews this coming Summer! One of our special treats for the summer holidays, we are extremely excited to be welcoming this immensely talented novelist. In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself […] See more »

Maggie O’Farrell on ‘The Marriage Portrait’

Friday 9th September, 8pm

The supremely talented Maggie O’Farrell joins us this autumn to celebrate her new novel The Marriage Portrait. In 1560s Florence, the third daughter of Cosimo de’ Medici is free to wander the palazzo at will, wondering at its treasures and observing its clandestine workings. But when her older sister dies on the eve of marriage […] See more »

Don Paterson on ‘The Arctic’

Wednesday 14th September, 8pm

University of St Andrews Professor of Poetry and T.S. Eliot Prize winning poet, Don Paterson, will join us this autumn for his latest collection The Arctic. Two years since his previous collection Zonal, we are delighted that Don can join us again in the bookshop for what is sure to be a encapsulating night. In […] See more »

Raynor Winn on ‘Landlines’

Friday 16th September, 8pm

Best-selling author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence, Raynor Winn, joins us for her latest memoir in Landlines. In Raynor’s next journey, we see her traversing the famous Cape Wrath Trail, so it seems only fitting that she will be visiting us in Scotland for her book tour. Some people live to walk. […] See more »

Chris Brookmyre on ‘The Cliff House’

Tuesday 20th September, 8pm

From the author of The Cut and one half of Ambrose Parry comes a brilliant new thriller. Chris Brookmyre is back with The Cliff House, where a secret-infused hen weekend becomes deadly. Jen’s hen party is going to be out of control… She’s rented a luxury getaway on its own private island. The helicopter won’t […] See more »

Kit de Waal on ‘Without Warning & Only Sometimes’

Wednesday 21st September, 8pm

Kit de Waal is the award-winning author of My Name is Leon, The Trick to Time, and Supporting Cast. Her work has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and My Name is Leon won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. Now she brings us […] See more »

Oz Clarke on ‘English Wine’

Wednesday 12th October, 8pm

We cannot wait for what will be an excellent event with the indomitable Oz Clarke! A fully revised and updated edition with new entries on key wineries, vineyards and producers from around the country, Oz Clarke’s fabulous English Wine is sure to be your companion this autumn. One of the great pleasures of wine is […] See more »

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