Episode 4: Ghost lands mostly

Karen Campbell, Edward Parnell and Kathleen Cronie

19 May 2020

From the team behind Wigtown Book Festival, our books podcast looks at the world of books from the distinctive perspective of Scotland’s National Book Town and the people who love it.

Join us for a supernatural-themed edition of the podcast with regular host Peggy Hughes. This week:

  • novelist Karen Campbell discusses her new tale of the supernatural, "The Ghosts of Wigtown", written exclusively for the Wigtown Book Festival, and how it was inspired by her own research into the women who used to live here.

  • Edward Parnell talks about Ghostland, his moving exploration of what has haunted our writers and artists such as MR James and WG Sebald. Along the way, he tells us about visiting the locations in Galloway where the cult 1970s horror film The Wicker Man was filmed.

  • Plus we chat with Kathleen Cronie of Mostly Ghostly and Wigtown Festival's Creative Director Adrian Turpin about an exciting collaboration exploring literary tourism in Dumfries & Galloway.

Find out more about Wigtown Book Festival and our own programme of online events at www.wigtownbookfestival.com.

Produced by Colin Fraser. Incidental music by Ragland.