Sunday, 27 June 2010

The End of An Era

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dundee Book Events has sadly had to close shop. We wish to thank you for many years of support both from the general public and those authors who entertained our packed out audiences.

Every one of the committee past and present has enjoyed many years of bringing authors to Dundee and we hope that in your way you will continue to support literary events where you find them and continue to read and discover authors new to you by supporting your local bookstores.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Maggie Craig - Bare Arsed Banditti - 26 November 2009

Maggie Craig
"Bare Arsed Banditti
Thursday 26 November
Tower Building, University of Dundee

Acclaimed Historian and novelist, Maggie Craig will be talking about her latest book on the men of the '45, Barse-Arsed Banditti. She is also the author of the recently released love story, One Sweet Moment, and has recieved praise for both her fiction and non fiction work. Don't miss this chance to hear an author whose event at the Edinburgh Festival was in huge demmand!

Tickets £4, available from Waterstones, 25 Commercial Street, Dundee.
Tel 01382 200322

We regret the recent increase in ticket prices. This is the first time we have had to increase prices since in 5 years. All tickets include refreshment savailable after the main event.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Alexander McGregor in conversation with Russel D McLean

Alexander McGregor
Russel D McLean
Thursday 24 September, 7pm
University of Dundee, Tower Building

Alexander McGregor, bestselling author of The Law Killers will be marking the new edition of his true crime book by talking to crime fiction writer Russel D McLean, author of The Lost Sister about crime fact, crime fiction and everything in between. Don't miss this opportunity to meet these two bestselling Dundee-based writers and get to know the dark underbelly of our fair city!

Tickets £3
available from Waterstones, 35 Commercial Street, Dundee
tel: 01382 200 322

Sunday, 9 August 2009

THE COMPLAINTS by Ian Rankin - 11 September 2009, 7pm

Tower Lecture Theatre, University of Dundee

Ian Rankin, always a favourite at Dundee Book Events, will be on tour to promote his latest novel, THE COMPLAINTS, set in the gritty world of the professional standards department - the cops who bust other cops. This will be his second novel since the hugely popular Rebus series ended, and proves that there is life beyond St Leonard's as he shows another side to law enforcement in our nation's capital.

Join Ian and Dundee book events for an evening of corruption and entertainment on 11 September at 7pm in the Tower Lecture Theatre, Nethergate, Dundee.

Tickets, £3 are available from Waterstones, 35 commercial street, Dundee. Tel: 01382 200 322.

DEAD WOOD by Chris Longmuir - 20 August 2009 7PM

By Chris Longmuir
20 August 2009
Tower Building, University of Dundee
Chris Longmuir is the winner of the 2009 Dundee International Book Prize for her debut novel, Dead Wood, a gritty and tense thriller that sees a psychotic killer tangle with a crooked Dundonian crime boss. Inspired by the infamous murders in Templeton woods, the book has achieved immense local success and word is spreading throughout Scotland and beyond of this author's talent.

Join Chris and Dundee Book Events for an evening of chills and thrills with the latest local talent to walk the mean streets of the City of Discovery.

This event will take place at the Tower Building, University of Dundee on 20 August at 7pm

Tickets £3, available from Waterstones, 35 Commercial Street, Dundee

Tel: 01382 200 322

Tuesday, 7 July 2009


Maureen Reynolds: Teatime Tales from Dundee

Thursday 23 July, 7PM
Tower Building
University of Dundee

Join Dundee Book Events to celebrate the release of the fifth book from acclaimed local author Maureen Reynolds whose previous books include the bestsellers Voices In The Street and The Sunday Girls trilogy.

Teatime Tales From Dundee is a nostalgic look back at the way Dundee once was. A warm, witty and well written collection of memories and stories of the city, it encompasses local legends and characters with a genuine affection for a time that many in the city remember fondly. Not just for Dundonians, this book is for anyone who remembers Scotland as it used to be.

This event to launch the book will take place at 7.00pm on Thursday 23 July at the Tower Building, Dundee. Tickets are £3 and available from Waterstones, 35 Commercial Street Dundee (01382 200 322).

Monday, 1 June 2009


Aline Templeton

Dead in the Water

A great favourite with Dundee Book Events audiences, she will talk about the latest DI Marjory Fleming novel, which excels in subtle characterisation & atmospheric settings.

Together with

Stuart MacBride

Blind Eye

Appearing with us for the first time, he has a new novel in the gritty DS Logan McRae series, dealing with problems facing today's police, including immigration & paedophilia.

Tuesday 16 June 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Tower Extension Lecture Theatre, University of Dundee, Nethergate Dundee

For further information please ask at Waterstones, 35 Commercial Street, Dundee (01382 200 322)