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Graeme Macrae Burnet The Accident on the A35 Saturday 29 September Harbour Arts Centre 7.00-8.00pm £8 Kilmarnock-born Graeme Macrae Burnet is one of Scotland’s brightest literary talents and Tidelines is delighted to welcome him to the Festival for the first time. Graeme’s previous novel, His Bloody Project, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 and named the Saltire Society ‘Fiction Book of the Year’. His latest novel is a darkly humorous and sophisticated literary mystery, exploring the forgotten corners of small-town life. Janice Galloway: There’s something about Muriel The Genius of Mrs Spark Saturday 29 September Harbour Arts Centre 8.30-9.30pm £8 Muriel Spark is one of the most extraordinary writers of the 20th Century, and 2018 marks the centenary of her birth. Prolific, needle-bright and sharp as a tack, her novels shine as brightly today as they ever did. Janice Galloway talks about the work, wit and no-nonsense style of one of Scotland’s most original writers, in an event suitable for fans of Muriel Spark and for those unfamiliar with her work alike. Alex Gray Appearance and Reality A crime writer investigates Sunday 29 September Harbour Arts Centre 3.30-4.30pm £6 What better time than a Sunday afternoon for a bit of crime. Come along and hear popular Scottish crime writer Alex Gray talking about her writing career and more specifically about her latest book Only the Dead Can Tell. Pat Young I Know Where You Live Sunday 30 September Harbour Arts Centre 5.00-6.00pm £6 If you love to read (or write) psychological thrillers come along and hear author Pat Young talk about her best-selling novel T ill the Dust Settles and its sequel I Know Where You Live. Find out why Lucie’s story starts in New York on 9/11 and ends in an Ayrshire village, and how an assault on her husband gave Pat the idea for that chilling title. This event is part of Muriel Spark 100 centenary programme. More information at www.murielspark100.com Pic © London Evening News used by kind permission The Sunday Post’s Francis Gay Through the Ages Sunday 30 September 2.00-3.00pm Harbour Arts Centre £6 Francis Gay – in the Sunday Post longer than Oor Wullie or The Broons – has become a fixed part of the Scottish cultural identity. But where did he come from, where is he going, and is he really 117 years old? Join author and current incarnation of the Sunday Post columnist, David Mclaughlan, for answers, readings, and a trip down memory lane. What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! 8 Douglas Skelton book launch The Janus Run Sunday 30 September Harbour Arts Centre 6.30-7.00pm Free The Janus Run is a New York-set thriller described as ‘Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos’. Coleman Lang is a man with a past he’d like to forget. But when his lover is found dead in his bed, he becomes the prime suspect and has to tap into long dormant skills to survive. With the law, the feds and the mob on his tail, he dodges bullets and bodies across the Five Boroughs. 9