The Blanket of the Dark

Truth and Lies in Real and Imagined Scotland

Date and time:  May 22 at 5.30pm

Venue:  Informatics Forum

From Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson and John Buchan, literature of or about Scotland has often focused on hidden agendas, double-lives and the deceits of power and authority. James Robertson looks at some aspects of this tradition, and draws examples from his own work, including The Fanatic, And the Land Lay Still and his most recent, Lockerbie Bombing-inspired novel The Professor of Truth.

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James Robertson is one of Scotland’s leading novelists.  His novels are explorations of darker aspects of Scottish character, and political and social history: The Fanatic came out in 2000, and Joseph Knight in 2003, the winner of both the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. The Testament of Gideon Mack appeared in 2006, and And the Land Lay Still in 2010, another winner of the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.  His most recent novel is The Professor of Truth.

‘one of Britain’s best contemporary novelists’, Irvine Welsh, The Guardian