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An introduction to our authors and must read books for the season.

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Clare Hunter Short Biog

Clare Hunter started her professional career in theatre before becoming involved in arts promotion, consultancy and community arts. In the late 1980s, she established NeedleWorks in Glasgow, an award-winning community sewing enterprise, which she ran for a decade. She continued a career in sewing running community sewing projects and curating textile exhibitions in Scotland. In 2013 she embarked on an M.Litt. at the University of Dundee, being awarded Distinction, and began work on her first book Threads of Life. It was published by Sceptre of Hodder & Stoughton in 2019, was chosen by Radio 4 as its Book of the Week, reached the Sunday Times Best Seller list and was winner of the Saltire Literary Award for First Book. In March 2020 the bookseller Waterstones chose it as its Book of the Month in Scotland. Clare Hunter is currently working on her next book which will be about  Mary, Queen of Scots and her textiles.

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Kirsty Wark

Kirsty Wark is one of Britain's most experienced television journalists. She has presented a wide range of programmes over the past thirty years - from the groundbreaking, Late Show to Election specials, live stadium events and, since 1993, the BBC's flagship nightly current affairs show Newsnight.

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