Thu 22 Sep 2022, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

James Crawford, Roseanne Watt & John Goodlad read from and discuss their latest books 

Wordplay Curator Malachy Tallack talks to writer and broadcaster James Crawford about his book, The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World, to Roseanne Watt, award-winning Shetland poet and film-maker, about her atmospheric poetry collection Moder Dy, and to John Goodland about his new book The Salt Roads: how fish made a culture – launched at this year’s Orkney Science Festival. 

James Crawford: The Edge of the Plain 

Combining history, travel and reportage, James Crawford’s new book, The Edge of the Plain, examines the lifecycle and experience of borders around the world: how they are created, how they evolve, how they are breached, and how they are broken. 

Roseanne Watt: Moder Dy 

Roseanne Watt’s multi-award-winning poetry collection, Moder Dy, is a vivid evocation of landscape, language, and the ever-present pull of home. These are fabulous poems by an inordinately talented writer. 

John Goodlad: The Salt Roads 

In The Salt Roads, John Goodlad tells the extraordinary story of how salt fish from Shetland became one of the staple foods of Europe, powering an economic boom and inspiring artists, writers and musicians.