Date(s) - Thu 4th Mar, 2021
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us online for an ‘in conversation’ event with Scottish poet and novelist, Robert Alan Jamieson, talking to fellow poet, Jen Hadfield, about his latest collection Plague Clothes which is longlisted for the 2020 Highland Book Prize.
Written during the recovery from Covid-19 symptoms, Plague Clothes is an immediate and intimate account of one person’s battle with the virus that emphasises our collective struggle throughout the pandemic.
Towards the end of the event, there will be time for a question and answer session with our online audience.
Robert Alan Jamieson, born in Shetland in 1958, is a poet and novelist based in Edinburgh, recently retired from the University of Edinburgh where he tutored Creative Writing for twenty years. Prior to that, he was co-editor of ‘Edinburgh Review’ between 1993 and 1998, William Soutar Fellow 1993-1996, and Writer in Residence at the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde 1998-2001. His major publications include five novels and three collections of poetry. His most recent collection Plague Clothes (Taproot, 2020) is longlisted for the 2020 Highland Book Prize.
Jen Hadfield is a poet published by Picador, whose fourth collection The Stone Age explores neurodiversity and is forthcoming with Picador in 2021. She is also working on a collection of essays about Shetland, where she is building a house, very slowly.
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This event is brought to you as part of a series celebrating the 2020 Highland Book Prize longlist. Over the next few months, Moniack Mhor will be running sessions with longlisted writers including workshops, individual and in-conversation talks. All will be delivered via Zoom and supported by a member of the Moniack Mhor/Highland Book Prize team.
Our thanks go to the William Grant Foundation who provide funding to encourage public engagement with the Highland Book Prize.
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