This is Where I Am

Saturday 19 November | 14-15:00

Airdrie Panel event / author reading Families

Free (unticketed)

If you have any questions or for more information regarding software or accessibility, please contact the organiser directly.

01236 758070

We look forward to welcoming to Airdrie Library, Karen Campbell, acclaimed Glaswegian author of crime fiction and former Strathclyde Police Constable. Karen's many awards include a Scottish Arts Council New Writer's bursary, Best New Scottish Writer at the Scottish Variety Awards and in 2013 This Is Where I Am, was made a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. Karen will be reading from and talking about her 2013 novel, This Is Where I Am.

When recently widowed Deborah Maxwell is assigned by the Scottish Refugee Council to act as mentor to Abdi Hassan, a Somali refugee, the two are drawn into an awkward friendship. They must spend a year together, meeting once a month in different parts of Glasgow. As recently-widowed Deborah opens Abdi's eyes to her beloved city and its people, he teaches her about the importance of family - and of laying your ghosts to rest. All Abdi has brought with him is his four-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who lives in a silence no one can reach. Until, one day, she starts talking. And they discover why she had stopped. . .

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Venue information

Airdrie Library



There is a bus stop within 150m of the library. It has an accessible entrance with a ramp at the front right of the building. Entrance doors are automated and double width. There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor. The event will take place on the ground floor.

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