International Women’s Day takes place on Friday, 8th of March and to celebrate this we will be welcoming Sara Sheridan to the North Inch Community Library on Thursday, 7th March at 7.30 pm. Sara is obsessed with female history and all of her work relates in some way to memorialising the lives of women from the past, which is most notable in her book ‘Where are the Women? – A Guide to an Imagined Scotland’, her latest book ‘The Fair Botanists’ won Waterstone’s Scottish Book of the Year 2022. Sara Sheridan is a writer and activist who is interested particularly in female history. She has written more than 20 books.
Truth or Dare, her first novel received a Scottish Library Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire. Her novel ‘On Starlit Seas‘ was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Prize in 2017. An occasional journalist, Sara has reported for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and on ‘Being a Lady’ for Women’s Hour. In 2019 Sara re-mapped Scotland according to women’s history for Historic Environment Scotland – the resulting book ‘Where are the Women‘ was listed as one of the David Hume Institute’s Books of the year 2019. In it, she imagined several monuments to the witches.
Sara mentors fledgling writers for the Scottish Book Trust and has sat on the board of several writers’ organisations. In 2015, Sophie McKay Knight’s portrait of Sara garnered media and critical attention at the National Gallery of Scotland.
Tickets are available online with Eventbrite.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be provided.