Stories at Foodstory Cafe with Liam Murray Bell, Aberdeen


A night of readings and discussion at Aberdeen’s Foodstory Cafe with authors Liam Murray Bell (Myriad) and Wayne Price (Freight Books).

Join critically acclaimed Myriad author Liam Murray Bell – Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling – as he reads from and discusses his latest novel, The Busker, and his 2012 debut, So It Is. Liam will be joined by Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, Wayne Price, whose publications include the short story collection Furnace, shortlisted for the Saltire Prize.

The Busker is a modern-day ballad set across three cities and two years; a richly comic exposé of the music industry, the Occupy movement, homelessness, squatting — and failing to live up to the name you (almost) share with your hero. It is also the story of what survives when the flimsy dreams of fame fall apart.

Spanning the decades that saw Northern Ireland move from brutal conflict to uncertain peace in the 1990s, So It Is is a powerful new take on the literature of the Troubles is both a political coming-of-age novel and a fast-paced literary thriller. It was shortlisted for the Scottish Book Awards and long listed for the Waverton Good Read Award.

This is a free event.