Aye Write!, Glasgow’s book festival, returns to the Mitchell Library from 10-20 March, and we are delighted to be working with the festival once again in support of two of its events.

On Saturday 19 March at 6pm, the festival will be exploring the impact of war on the mental health of soldiers – what happens when they return from war, having lost their friends and killed their enemies, having seen and done things that have no place in civilian life? In Aftershock, Matthew Green tells the story of veterans’ journey from frontline to the reality of return, while Harry Parker’s Anatomy of a Soldier is a novel of patriotism, trauma, stoicism, and humanism. Harry served in Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009. Join Harry and Matthew to compare notes on soldiers’ experiences. For further information and to book tickets, click here

At 3pm the following day, Sunday 20 March, novelist Matt Haig returns to Glasgow to discuss his first work of non-fiction, Reasons to Stay Alive, a candid account of living with depression. After supporting the Glasgow launch of the book last year, and also Matt’s event at Dundee Literary Festival last October (part of the 2015 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival programme) we are very pleased to be working with Matt once again on what has become one of the past year’s most talked about books. For further information and to book tickets, click here

To see the full Aye Write programme, visit the website