School of English

Public Lecture: Anne Donovan

Clive Granger A48, University Park NG7 2RD Nottingham
Wednesday 3rd July 2024 (17:00-18:00)
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We are delighted to announce that the Public Lecture at the 4th World Congress of Scottish Literatures will be delivered by Anne Donovan, author of Scottish literary fiction. Anne Donovan is the author of the short story collection, Hieroglyphics and other Stories (2001), and the novels, Buddha Da (2003), Being Emily (2008) and Gone Are The Leaves (2014), all published by Canongate. Buddha Da was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the year. It received a Scottish Arts Council Award, was nominated for the Dublin International IMPAC Award and won Le Prince Maurice Award in Mauritius in 2004. Anne also translated Roald Dahl’s Matilda into Scots (2019 published by Black and White/Itchycoo) and has written for the stage and radio. Much of her work is set in Glasgow and is narrated in Glasgow voices. Her novel Gone Are The Leaves is set in the mediaeval era, using Scots words from the past.  In this lecture, Anne will talk about her novels, explaining what she aims to do with her language within each novel. It is sure to be a fascinating talk from an influencial author of fiction set in Scotland. There will be an opportunity for questions following the lecture.

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