Monday, 24 August 2009

No Alibis Event - Liam McIlvanney

Liam McIlvanney

All the Colours of the Town

Launch Party and Reading

No Alibis Bookstore

Wed 26th August 7pm

When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in the Tribune. But as Conway’s curiosity grows and his leads proliferate, his investigation takes him from Scotland to Belfast. Shocked by the sectarian violence of the past, and by the prejudice and hatred he encounters even now, Conway soon grows obsessed with the story of Lyons and all he represents. And as he digs deeper, he comes to understand that there is indeed a story to be uncovered - and that there are people who will go to great lengths to ensure that it remains hidden.

Compelling, vividly written and shocking, All the Colours of the Town is not only the story of an individual and his community, it is also a complex and thrilling enquiry into loyalty, betrayal and duty.

Liam McIlvanney was born in Ayrshire. He is the Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He won the Saltire First Book Award for Burns the Radical in 2002, and his work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and three sons. All the Colours of the Town is his first novel

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND TICKETS CAN BE RESERVED BY CALLING INTO THE SHOP OR BY EMAILING david@noalibis.com OR CALLING 028-90-319601

NO ALIBIS BOOKSTORE

83 BOTANIC AVENUE

BELFAST BT7 1JL

david(at)noalibis.com

ph. 02890-319601

fax. 02890319607

6 comments:

seanag said...

No Alibis certainly seems to have a predeliction for making expat Irishman take the long plane trip back from the Southern hemisphere. Another big drinking night for you then, Gerard? Or was that just something you did in your twenties?

Gerard Brennan said...

Yeah, Dave attracts them from all over.

No, now that I'm in my thirties, I'll clean up my act. Sort of.

gb

Peter Rozovsky said...

There’s a post about Liam McIlvanney on a new blog about New Zealand crime fiction.
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Detectives Beyond Borders
"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
http://detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

Gerard Brennan said...

Peter - Nice one. Thanks for that.

gb

adrian mckinty said...

Ger

Take it easy son you dont want to miss your depressing forties.

Gerard Brennan said...

Ade - Depressing, eh? I dunno, man. If I fit in a midlife crisis or something, they could be pretty adventurous.

gb