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A L Kennedy talks to Lesley McDowell

By edg - Posted on 14 January 2010

Fringe 2009: Words With A.L. Kennedy
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Edinburgh Central Library’s events series, City Reads, kicks off its 2010 programme with one of the most interesting and innovative contemporary writers around.

A L Kennedy’s remarkable collection of short stories, What Becomes, shows exactly what becomes of the broken-hearted – and she does so with the enormous human compassion, wild leaps of humour, and the brilliantly original linguistic skill that distinguishes her as one of Britain’s finest writers.

Come along to see a virtuoso close-up – Kennedy will be reading and discussing her work, in detail, and answering questions from the audience.

Chaired by writer and critic Lesley McDowell. The event is FREE and complimentary drinks will be served. Booking is essential, please email

‘Genius... Kennedy’s skill as a writer continues to be astonishing. Every metaphor, every image hits like a painfully well-aimed arrow.’

Fringe 2009: Words With A L Kennedy Review