Next week I’ll be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for a series of events on familiar (for me) themes of memory, identity and narrative.
On Friday 23 August I’ll be speaking to the journalist Susannah Cahalan about My Brain on Fire, her extraordinary memoir about her brush with the brain disease, encephalitis. One of the things I love about this book is the author’s painstaking efforts to reconstruct this lost period of her life by pulling together a whole range of documents and sources of information, and I’m looking forward to asking her quite how she did it.
And on Saturday 24 August I’ll be reading from and talking about my novel A Box of Birds with the Canadian author Colin McAdam, who will be talking about his new book A Beautiful Truth. You can book for the event here.
Hope to see some of you there.