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Hungarian Fiction Event

Thursday 29 September 2011, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD

CCA5 (Level 1)


Donations welcome

Gergely Nagy

Hungarian author Gergely Nagy has published three books: the short story collections Give Me A Point! and LOUD!and, more recently, the novel Angst: Handbook of the Urban Guerilla (2007). He is currently working on a book based on the stories of his ancestors. Gergely is also a journalist, an editor, and a bass guitarist. His band, KimNowak,made six albums in ten years. He currently plays for Eat Me. SWC’s own Donal McLaughlin will read from translations of Gergely’s work.




Thursday 13 October 2011, 7–8.30pm

CCA, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Club Room (Level 2)


Donations welcome

Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig is recognized as one of the leading Scottish poets of his generation, having written six volumes of poetry. He is also well-known for his writing on mountaineering, based on his climbing experiences in Scotland and the Himalayas. His acknowledged classic in mountaineering literature, Kingdoms of Experience, has recently been reissued by Canongate.

His first novel, Electric Brae, was shortlisted for the McVitie’s Prize and the Boardman-Tasker Award, and his second, The Return of John MacNab, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelist’s Award and topped the Scottish bestseller lists in 1996. He is also the author of the acclaimed When They Lay Bare (1999) and That Summer (2000), This Life, This Life (2006), and ‘Getting Higher: the Complete Mountain Poems’ (Polygon 2011).

Andrew now lives in Orkney and the Lothians. He was Writer-in-Residence at Glasgow University from 1979-1981, and at Edinburgh University from 1992-1994. He will be reading from new collection of poems As Though We Were Flying, just published, and also from At the Loch of the Green Corrie, (2010) a memoir of a fishing trip in honour of the poet Norman MacCaig.



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