2012 Annan Lecture | James Robertson, in conversation with Robin Gillanders

James Robertson // Image © Marianne Mitchelson

The Word and the Image: Narrative in Fiction and Photography

This year’s Annan Lecture will be James Robertson in conversation with Robin Gillanders.

Date: Thursday April 5 at 6.00
Location: Jeffrey room, The Mitchell Library.
Admission FREE

James Robertson won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2010 for his novel And the Land Lay Still in which the central character is a photographer curating an exhibition of his father’s work. The father, perhaps a better photographer than the son, has recorded the key moments and personalities of Scotland in the middle years of the twentieth century.

Robin Gillanders is one of Scotland’s most distinguished photographers. His work includes portraits of many of the best-known names in Scottish life and arts. He has a particular interest in how photography expresses narrative.

How the two media, the written word and the captured image, compare and contrast is the fascinating subject of this event which will include readings by James Robertson and photographs which might just possibly have been made by a fictitious photographer.

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