To the Festival!

I’m off to the Edinburgh International Book Festival this morning! As a blog devoted to writing and literature, it’s fairly pathetic that I haven’t made more of an effort in this direction, but I’m pleading work commitments and geography to excuse my absence – Glasgow may only be an hour down the road, but that distance is almost impassable at times.

I’m going to see Geoff Dyer in a couple of events, talking about the incomparable WG Sebald in the first, and the art of the essay in the second. Of course, I’m not only going to be representing myself, but also the groundbreaking journal of art, literature and science that is Free State. Expect a lengthy gonzo-style report (perhaps not) in the forthcoming issue …

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