The Event in the Tent!
This Tuesday, at 6 p.m., the Cheltenham Literature Festival is going to be rocked and rumbled by a reading event unlike any its hosted before. At the University tent on the Imperial Square site, I will be stepping into the literary ring with my colleague, comrade, and Scottish alter-ego, D.D. Johnston, author of 'Peace, Love, and Petrol Bombs,' and 'The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub' - a stunning text that redefines the definition of the word 'novel'. He's a true literary heavyweight, but I'm hoping to hold my own against him. I've been working out - both mentally and physically - and also going for long, thoughtful runs. Renowned critic Martin Randall has taken on the refereeing duties to ensure it's all legit and on-the-level. No side-bets, no backing down, and no taking dives. In that way it will be closer to ice hockey than Johnston's sport of choice - if we can call squash a sport. So the game is on, and the gloves are off. Hopefully somebody will bring the smelling salts.