An Evening With Michael Pedersen And Ricky Ross

Join prize-winning Scottish poet and author Michael Pedersen at Waterstones Sauchiehall Street as he discusses his intimate and dazzlingly original memoir of love, grief and male friendship.

An Evening With Michael Pedersen And Ricky Ross

About An Evening With Michael Pedersen And Ricky Ross

An intimate and dazzlingly original memoir of love, grief and male friendship from prize-winning Scottish poet and author Michael Pedersen.

I’ve never been so zealously of the opinion that friendships might just be the greatest love affairs of our lives . . .

In 2018, Michael Pedersen lost a most cherished friend soon after their collective voyage into the landscape and luminosity of the Scottish Highlands. Sitting at a desk at The Curfew Tower, Northern Ireland, Michael begins to write to his departed friend – Scott Hutchison. What starts as a love letter to one magical, coruscating human soon becomes a paean to many friendships –perhaps all friendship.

In Boy Friends, Pedersen confronts the bewildering process of grief. As memories rise to the surface – both heart-wrenching and hilarious –he recalls his younger self: the overly sensitive boy growing up in working-class Edinburgh; his befuddling stint in an ancient collegiate university; a short-lived, combustible career as a lawyer; and, foremost, the gorgeous male friendships that have formed his life.

Written to glitter, with intoxicating energy, Boy Friends is a powerful depiction of friendship and loss, a homage to the beauty of moments shared.

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.

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