For After-dinner Speeches contact: Speak Out – 0131-440-9226
With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist, Ron Butlin is a former Edinburgh Makar / Poet Laureate (2008-2014). In 2009 he was made the first-ever Honorary Writing fellow (together with Ian Rankin) at Edinburgh University. Much of his poetry, as well as many of his novels and short stories, have been broadcast and translated into over a dozen languages. In addition to his plays for BBC radio and theatre, he has written seven opera libretti, three of them for Scottish Opera. He has given readings and talks all over the world.
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Now over to Ron for some NEWS!
I wanted to let you know that I have 2 novels coming out in the next few weeks. All very exciting! And it’s forced me into an e-life that at first bothered and bewildered me. FB, tweets, online blogs . . . Still, I’m doing my best.
Billionaires’ Banquet (novel), will be published on 15 April. Early reviews augur well. The Scottish Review of Books declares it to be ‘Brilliant!’ Elsewhere, several other reviewers concur. Ian Rankin says he thoroughly enjoyed it and will be tweeting to that effect. Thank you, Ian. I, too, will be tweeting after a modest fashion. If I can nagivate things, there will a cover pic and details about the book on the books section of my website. A big if, though . . .
Steve & FranDan Take on the World (novel for 11 to 14-year olds) is due out on 11 May. A early review in LoveReading4kids really loved it: ‘Action-packed . . . will keep readers on the edge of their seats.’
Writing for kids is a new venture and I enjoy it so much! Especially having the chance to go to schools and festivals. It’s the beginning of my second childhood, let’s hope!
Billionaires’ Banquet – Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh on 26 April at 6.30 (to secure a place, please phone 0131-622-8229). Also through Eventbrite.
Steve & FranDan Take on the World – Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh on 11 May at 6.30
A totally new venture: Immediately after an off-the-cuff speech I gave at a Back Room Dinner, I was approached and then signed up on the spot by an agency specialising in public speakers!
Most recently I gave the after-dinner speech at a Merchant Company of Edinburgh dinner. The Secretary and Chamberlain wrote to me afterwards: ‘You were amazing! Thank you very much for the time you spent with us. It did go down really well.’
I’m now on the books with John Sargeant, Brian Taylor and other media and sports stars. I’ve been dining and speaking ever since! See my immodest page on the agency website http://www.tmcentertainment.co.uk/speaker-index.html?speakerid=869&speakertypeid=37
(Contact – Speak Out: 0131-440-9226). Please feel free to book me!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you, if you ever wish to get in touch!