Influential literary editor to talk at Glasgow University

Published: 25 May 2007

Literary editor of the Independent newspaper Boyd Tonkin will give a talk at Glasgow University on 29 May 2007

A major figure in the field of literary criticism, Boyd Tonkin, will give a public talk at the University of Glasgow on 29 May 2007.

Founder of the Independent Translated Fiction Award, Tonkin will discuss his experience as literary editor of the Independent newspaper and literary criticism more generally.

Having served on the judging panel of the Booker Prize, Independent Foreign Fiction Award and the Whitbread Biography Award, Tonkin is a highly respected and influential individual in the literary world. Previously he was Literary Editor of the New Statesman.

The talk will take place in Seminar Room 2 of the Wolfson Medical Building, University Avenue at 5.30pm on 29 May 2007. The event is free and open to the public.

Kate Richardson (

For more information please contact Kate Richardson at the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3683 or email

First published: 25 May 2007

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