The show is inspired by Barr's regular Literary Salon events and his guests for the show include Janice Galloway, Maggie O'Farrell, Ian Rankin, David Nicholls, Rhik Samadder, Marian Keyes and more. Each episode will focus on one particular type of writing, from memoir to crime, as well as featuring short readings of poetry and stories – all filmed in front of a live audience.
'The Big Scottish Book Club is bringing books back to television and making it clear that stories are for everyone,' says Barr. 'The line-up for this series truly reflects the diverse storytelling talent at work in Scotland and across the UK and I can't wait to share this thrilling mixture of established and emerging voices.'
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