An Evening with John Burnside in St Andrews

Thursday 23rd February

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
  • Price range £4 - 7
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John Burnside is amongst the most acclaimed writers of his generation. His novels, short stories, poetry and memoirs are famed for their blend of wisdom, wit and humanity – they have won numerous awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Whitbread Poetry Award, the Encore Award and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year. In 2011 he became only the second person to win both the Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes for poetry for the same book, Black Cat Bone. In 2015 he was a judge for the Man Booker Prize.

A fascinating and prolific writer, John is with us to celebrate not just one, but two new publications.

Ashland & Vine is a profound, mysterious, deeply moving novel – the story of an unlikely friendship that transcends time, age and the limits of narrative. It reveals the unexpected grace that comes of listening to another’s history, while telling, as carefully as we can, what we know of our own.

His new poetry collection, Still Life with Feeding Snake, explores the edges of our individual realities, of the known and the incomprehensible unknown.

Book places

Collect Before the Day Event Book Voucher£6

These specially reduced Event Vouchers must be collected before Thursday 23rd February. They include attendance at the event as well as a £6 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against Ashland&Vine or Still Life with Feeding Snake.

Collect On the Day Event Book Voucher£7

These  Event Vouchers cover attendance at the event as well as a £7 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against Ashland&Vine or Still Life with Feeding Snake. They can be collected at any time, including on the day of the event.

Scholar Event Book Voucher£4

These specially reduced Event Vouchers are available to staff & students at the University of St Andrews. They include attendance at the event as well as a £4 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against Ashland&Vine or Still Life with Feeding Snake.

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.