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. . .
Please contact Airdrie Library(this will open in a new window) for booking information.
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.