Faclan: The Hebridean Book Festival


Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival is one of An Lanntair’s flagship cultural events. Each autumn it draws audiences and top-level authors and performers from all across the UK.

Faclan 2019 ran from Wednesday 30 October to Saturday 2 November. The theme was Human Nature and the festival featured extraordinary tales of humanity and landscape, including: Niall Iain Macdonald on his two dramatic solo attempts to row across the Atlantic; Dan Richards on his new book Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth; land-artist Julie Brook on the philosophy behind her dramatic, elemental sea fire-stacks; a celebration of the life, photography and film of the American anthropologist Margaret Fay Shaw; and much more. The festival opened with an exclusive script-in-hand performance of Alan Bissett and sruth-mara’s theatre adaptation of Alastair McIntosh‘s extraordinary Lewis-set book, Soil and Soul.

Read more about our most recent Faclan programme here – or browse the print programme online below.