Edinburgh Book Festival, August

York Festival of Ideas, June

Words by the Water Festival, 12 March

Shakespeare & Co Paris, 13 March

Aye Write Glasgow, 18 March

The Global Soul, Georgetown University, USA, 27-28 March





Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Elizabeth Kostova Foundation





September - Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Scotland

April - Niniti Literature Festival, Erbil, Kurdistan





December - Sofia Book Fair


23-26 May - Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Bulgaria

15 May - European Literature Nights, Edinburgh

26 April - Poetry Can Festival, Bristol

21 March - World Writers Conference, Brussels






3 December, Writing North, Newcastle

6 October, Notes and Letters, King's Place, London

August, Edinburgh International Book Festival

27 - 30th July, Poetry Parnassus at the Southbank Centre, London

1 July - 6 August, Stratford upon Avon Poetry Festival Writer in Residence

11 February The Glasgow Film Festival and Words Per Minute

17 March Aye Write Glasgow

25 March - The Oxford Literary Festival

27 January- 1 February, Kolkatta Literary Meet





24 September, Wigtown Book Festival

August, Edinburgh Book Festival

26-30 May, Elizabeth Kostova Sozopol Fiction Seminars





11-12 June, Determining Form: creative non-fiction journeys, University of Glasgow





1 November, Durham Book Festival

3 October, University City London, East Looks West

9-18 October 2009, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, writer in residence

July 2009, Freiburg University conference: 'Representations of Eastern Europe in the media'

June, Sozopol Elizabeth Kostova Foundation programme

May, Aberdeen Word Festival

April, Zagreb Poetry Festival

March, Chichester Festival

March, Cumbria Festival

March, Aye Festival, Glasgow, with the Forest Cafe's Golden Hour

Feb, London School of Economics Festival





October, Bluecoat Literary Festival, Liverpool

September, Apolonia Art Festival, Sozopol, Bulgaria

August, Edinburgh Book Festival

July, London Literature Festival

May, Auckland Writers' and Readers' Festival