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Michael J. Malone talks about his new book ‘House of Spines’ at Ayr’s Carnegie Library

September 7, 2017

Local author and prize-winning poet Michael Malone will be joining us at Carnegie Library for the launch of his new psychological thriller ‘House of Spines’ on Thursday 14 September at 7pm.

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House of Spines by Michael J. Malone

Ran McGhie’s world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow’s oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, he finds that Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word – the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall’s endless corridors, Ran’s grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror…the reflection of a woman … A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly…

Library members can place a request for Michael’s new book on our online library catalogue or in any South Ayrshire Library.

About the author

Michael has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK and Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize from the Scottish Association of Writers. His other published work includes: Carnegie’s Call (a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots); A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage and The Bad Samaritan. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number one bestseller.

This is a free event, no need to book.
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street Ayr KA8 8EB, Tel: 01292 286385

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An evening of crime with Michael J Malone

March 17, 2016

Love crime fiction? Join us for an evening with Ayrshire’s favourite crime writer to celebrate the publication of his latest novel ‘Bad Samaritan’.

Thursday 31 March at 7.30pm at Carnegie Library

Free event, no need to book just come along

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Tel: 01292 286385

February Author Events at Carnegie Library

January 29, 2015

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Michael J Malone talks about his new book
‘Beyond the Rage’

Carnegie Library, Thursday 12th February, 2015 at 7pm

An intelligent, violent thriller shot through with dark humour, Beyond the Rage enthralls and disturbs in equal measure. With an intricate plot, all-toobelievable characters and perfectly pitched dialogue, this is a masterclass in psychological crime fiction writing.

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Andrew O’Hagan talks about his new book
‘The Illuminations’

Carnegie Library, Monday 16th February, 2015 at 7.30pm

The Illuminations, is the fifth novel from Andrew O’Hagan, ‘a novelist of astonishingly assured gifts (New York Times Book Review), is a beautiful, deeply charged story, showing that no matter how we look at it, there is no such thing as an ordinary life.

Both of these events are FREE, but ticketed.

Tickets are available from Carnegie Library,
12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB

Tel: 01292 286385

South Ayrshire Libraries Readers’ Day 2014

August 12, 2014

Readers' Day

A day for all those who enjoy reading

Join us for competitions, cream tea and a nice lunch on Sunday 28th September, from 10.30am-4pm.  Tell us all about your perfect read and discover new authors at our annual Readers’ Day celebrations.

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Featuring guest speakers

Catherine Czerkawska joins us again to share her new book The Physic Garden.  Catherine is an Ayrshire based author of historical and contemporary novels, poetry, short stories and stage plays.

I try to write the kind of books I love to read.  I hope you enjoy reading them too.  Catherine Czerkawska

Alex McCall is a twenty year old, newly published author.  Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens is his first novel published.  It was the winner of the 2013 Kelpies Prize, which is part of the Edinburgh Festival.  Alex has had both poetry and short stories published in competition anthologies.  He is currently studying on the Screenwriting and Filmmaking course in Ayr, at the University of the West of Scotland.  Since being published he has done talks in several schools and appeared at the Glasgow Wee Write! festival at the Mitchell Library.

Michael J Malone is another returning guest.  He was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country.  He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. Blood Tears, his debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize.  At this event Michael will talk about his latest book The Gullotine Choice which is based on a true story.

Uuganaa Ramsay was born in Mongolia and grew up in a yurt, living a nomadic life eating marmot meat and distilling vodka from yoghurt.  After winning a place on a teacher-training course she came to the UK, and now lives in Scotland. Her first book Mongol won the Janetta Bowie Chalice Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers.

Programme

10:30am Registration & Coffee

10:45am Catherine Czerkawska

11:30am Alex McCall

12:30pm  Lunch – Competitions

1:15pm Afternoon registration for half day ticket holders

1:30pm Michael J. Malone

2:30pm Uuganaa Ramsay

3:30pm Cream Tea & Competitions

4:00pm Finish & Prizes

Booking Information

Tickets

£15 full day (includes cream tea and lunch)
£7.50 half day
 (includes cream tea with afternoon ticket)

To find out more information about this event or for ticket information please contact:

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB Telephone 01292 286385

This event is part of Septembayr celebrations.  Visit http://www.septembayr.com for the full programme of events.

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Crime Writing Month events at Carnegie Library

May 23, 2014

Join us in June for a month of crime

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National Crime Writing Month is a unique literary festival throughout the UK which promotes the Crime genre, both fiction and non-fiction. It provides readers with the opportunity to explore the latest and best crime writing, as well as to discover (or rediscover) many classic writers.

To celebrate we have organised a variety of events including; a book group murder mystery social evening, author talks, a crime writing workshop and an old Ayr crime walk.  We really hope you can join us for a month of crime related thrills.

Round Old Ayr Crime Walk: led by Tom Barclay

Tuesday 3 June, 2pm
Thursday 12 June, 6pm
Friday 20 June, 2pm
Thursday 26 June, 6pm

Come with local history librarian Tom Barclay on a walking tour of town centre sites associated with the rebels, smugglers, body-snatchers, common criminals and thief-takers who have all played dramatic parts in the town’s colourful past. Meet at Carnegie Library, Ayr (The walk lasts 1 hour).
Tickets £3, available from Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided.

Author Douglas Skelton
Wednesday 4 June, Carnegie Library, 7pm

Douglas Skelton is an established true crime author, who is now branching into fiction. He has published 11 books on true crime and history. His first thriller BLOOD CITY was published by Luath Press in 2013. The gritty thriller is the first in a series set on the tough streets of Glasgow from 1980 onwards.
Tickets £3, available from Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided.

Book Group Social Evening: Murder Mystery Night
Monday 9 June, Carnegie Library, 7.30pm

Get your Poirot hat on there is a Murder Mystery scenario to solve! Open to all Book Group members or anyone who may be interested in joining one of our Book Groups.
Tickets £3, available from Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided.

Author Brandon Rolfe, The Analyst
Wednesday 18 June, Carnegie Library, 7pm

Set in Victorian London, The Analyst follows a trail of intrigue in a realistic period setting reflecting a ‘modern’ scientific society that still drags a dark underside of squalid desolation. It tells of a grim struggle – a tragedy – of a man’s sanity slipping away, gradually deteriorating to the point of him eventually going over the edge with horrendous consequences.
Tickets £3, available from Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided.

Author Tony Black, The Inglorious Dead
Wednesday 25 June, Carnegie Library, 7pm

Described by Irvine Welsh as his “favourite British crime writer”
The new Doug Michie crime novel by Tony Black, the acclaimed Scottish writer. Full of intrigue, lies, secrets, and illicit sexual encounters, this is a must-read for all fans of crime noir.
Tickets £3, available from Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided.

Murder Mystery Writing Workshop with Michael J Malone
Saturday 28 June, Carnegie Library, 2-5pm

A must for anyone who is interested in writing, crime drama, crime fiction or a ‘Who Dunnit’.
Tickets £3, available from Carnegie Library. Refreshments provided.

Booking Information

For more information on any of these events please contact Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB

Tel: 01292 286385  Email: carnegie.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

South Ayrshire Libraries Readers’ Day

July 22, 2013

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A day for all those who enjoy books and reading

Join us for competitions, cream tea and a nice lunch on Sunday 15 September, from 10.30am-4pm.  Tell us all about your perfect read and discover new authors at our annual Readers’ Day celebrations.

Featuring Special Guests

Moira McPartlin is a Scot with Irish roots.  Although born in the Scottish Borders, she was brought up in a Fife mining village.  She has been writing short stories, articles and poetry for a number of years.  Her debut novel ‘The Incomers‘ was published by Fledgling Press in April 2012.

J.David Simons was born in Glasgow in 1953.  He studied law at Glasgow University.  His novel, ‘The Credit Draper’ was published in May 2008 and was short-listed for The McKitterick Prize.  His latest novel ‘An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful‘ was published by Saraband in March 2013.

Michael J Malone was born and brought up in the heart of Burns’ country.  He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings.  ‘Blood Tears‘, his debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize.  He has since published a non-fiction work about successful modern day Scots – ‘Carnegie’s Call‘.

Louise Welsh studied history at the University of Glasgow where she gained an honours degree and then opened a second hand bookshop which she ran for several years before becoming a full-time writer.  Louise has written five novel including ‘ The Cutting Room‘ which was nominated for several awards.  She has also written for the stage, most recently Panic Patterns.

Programme

10.30am  Registration & Coffee

10.45am  Moira McPartlin

11.30am  J David Simons

12.30pm  Lunch – Competitions

1.15pm  Afternoon registration for half day ticket holders

1.30pm  Michael J Malone

2.30pm  Louise Welsh

3.30pm  Cream Tea & Competitions

4pm  Finish and prizes

Booking Information

To find out more information about this event or for ticket information please contact:

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr KA8 8EB  Telephone 01292 286385

Tickets: £15 full day – £7.50 half day

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