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“The Big Scottish Book Club” lands at BBC Scotland

BBC Scotland has commissioned the new literary series The Big Scottish Book Club from IWC. The 4 x 60-minute series will feature a trio of acclaimed writers from the worlds of ...
June 5, 2019

BBC Scotland has commissioned the new literary series The Big Scottish Book Club from IWC.

The 4 x 60-minute series will feature a trio of acclaimed writers from the worlds of fiction, non-fiction and poetry each week in two locations tied to the guests in some way. They will discuss literature in front of a live audience, shining a spotlight on Scottish writers.

The Big Scottish Book Club will be hosted by award-winning author Damian Barr (pictured).

The format is inspired by Barr’s renowned Literary Salon, currently resident at London’s Savoy Hotel.

The program is produced by IWC, a Banijay Group company, for BBC Scotland.

“Book sales are higher than ever and book groups continue to flourish (ok, drinking wine and occasionally talking about books). From Wigtown to Aye Write and Edinburgh International, Scotland has some of the best and busiest book festivals in the world. And we’ve given the world some of its finest writers,” said Barr, in a statement. “I’m delighted to host the Big Scottish Book Club and invite everyone to join our conversation, readers and writers across the country and the world. Books are for everyone and so is this show.”

(Photo courtesy of IWC)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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