Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Forthcoming Lockerbie novel by James Robertson

[What follows is taken from 50 books we’re looking forward to in 2013 posted yesterday on the Bookmunch website:]

The Professor of Truth by James Robertson
His novel The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, picked by Richard and Judy’s Book Club, and shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year award, and his most recent And the Land Lay Still was the winner of the Saltire Book of the Year Award 2010. So The Professor of Truth which concerns a university professor Alan Tealing’s search to get to the bottom of the Lockerbie bombing that killed his wife and daughter should be something to really get our teeth into…

[James Robertson is, in my view, Scotland’s most distinguished living novelist. He is a veteran supporter of Justice for Megrahi’s campaign for an independent inquiry into the Lockerbie investigation and the prosecution and conviction of Abdelbaset Megrahi. His 2011 Saltire Society Lecture The Lockerbie affair and Scottish society can be read here.]

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