Edinburgh: August news

Huge congratulations to September author Mark Thomas, whose new show The Red Shed has won two awards at the Edinburgh fringe. The Scotsman’s Fringe First Award and The Stage Special Award. The Scotsman said, ‘A beautifully structured story about a quest to understand a valued part of his past, it has left many audience members wiping away tears.’
Sharon Blackie appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 16 August, talking about A Journey to Authenticity and Belonging.

Sharon Blackie at Edinburgh - credit @anna_millward (credit @anna_millward, with thanks)

This blog post on Mumble Words describes the event, and we love the image of Sharon as ‘like an unassuming priestess’.

In September, Sharon will also be appearing at the Nature Matters 2016: In Touch with the Wild event in Cambridge, on Friday 23rd, talking about Myth and Story as an Act of Place-Making.

Looking ahead, Jim Richards, author of this autumn’s Gold Rush, will be appearing at in November at the Festival of Geology. His book has just received this great editor’s choice review in The Bookseller:

Gold Rush bookseller