I hadn't intended to make a fuss of my book of aphorisms, The Lost Art of Losing. It isn't my (long delayed) new novel, after all. But then publication date drew near and parental guilt overcame me. This may be a wee book with a wee price tag, but it's my wee book and if I don't clear a way for it in the big bad world, who will?
So to mark the publication of what Andrew Miller has called "witty, provocative, self-revelatory and touching to read. A companionable little volume that brings fresh life to a venerable form," I will be launching the book in Manchester, Edinburgh and London.
Blackwell University Bookshop, Oxford Road
Thursday 26 April 18:00
Central Edinburgh Meeting House, Victoria Terrace
Thursday 3 May 17:30
These events are free (though the London event, on May 28, is by invitation only). If you're in the area, do drop in.