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Kirkland Ciccone

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Contact: kirkland@kirklandciccone.co.uk
Local authority: North Lanarkshire
Languages: English
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I’m Kirkland Ciccone, the fab not drab author of Happiness Is Wasted On Me. I've toured extensively in theatres, schools, libraries, festivals and anywhere else willing to pay the fee to hire me. Apparently I’m a favourite with librarians (I bet they say that to everyone though). My book/real life themed shows can accommodate adults and teen, and I adapt my show for wherever I visit.

Happiness Is Wasted On Me is a coming of age novel for adults set in Scotland’s infamous new town Cumbernauld during the ‘90s. It tells the story of an asexual protagonist named Walter, who finds himself trying to navigate life as an outsider among other outsiders. The book touches on Britpop, New Labour, the Spice Girls, and Kurt Cobain’s death. Undiscovered Scotland said Happiness is "a book that gets under the skin; a book that stands out from the crowd". I blog at my website too.

If you want to summon me for a live event (what taste!), just say my name five times into a mirror – and then go to your nearest computer or tablet and open up an email app. My details are here on this website. Use your power wisely.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adolescence; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Horror; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+