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Michael Pedersen – Boy Friends

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST

£3.00 – £14.99


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We are over the moon to be welcoming Michael Pedersen back to the bookshop for the launch of his luminous and moving new book, Boy Friends. Unfortunately, Jackie Kay can no longer chair this event but we’re delighted that Michael will be in conversation with broadcaster and writer Gemma Cairney. Join us in person or tune in online for what is set to be a special event!

We are planning for this event to take place in the bookshop with an in-person audience, as well as a livestream for attendees watching from home. On the night of the event, our team will be wearing masks.

Please note that vouchers can be used on any item in the bookshop and on our website – including books by Michael Pedersen.

*Please note that the In-person Audience option is SOLD OUT*


About Boy Friends:

In 2018 poet and author Michael Pedersen lost a cherished friend, Scott Hutchison. Just weeks later, Michael began to write to him. As he confronts the bewildering process of his grief, what starts as a love letter to one magical, coruscating human soon becomes a paean to all the gorgeous male friendships that have transformed his life.

Michael Pedersen is a prize-winning Scottish poet and author. His second collection, Oyster (2017), was a collaboration with Scott Hutchison (Frightened Rabbit). Pedersen has been named a Canongate Future 40, was a finalist in 2018 for Writer of the Year at the Herald Scottish Culture Awards, was awarded the John Mather Trust Rising Star of Literature Award and won a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. Pedersen also co-founded Neu! Reekie!, a prize-winning arts collective known for producing cutting-edge shows across Scotland and the world.



July 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
£3.00 – £14.99
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at The Portobello Bookshop
United Kingdom


The Portobello Bookshop
0131 629 6756
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