‘Invitation to the Voyage: Scotland, Europe and Literature’ and ‘The Devil and Michael Scot: A Gallimaufry of Fife and Beyond’
Tom was born in Fife and has worked as researcher and professor at universities in France, the US, Hungary, Ireland, and Scotland. He was the first librarian of the Scottish Poetry Library in 1984 and is the author of twelve books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, and editor or co-editor of other works.
“The Devil and Michael Scot: A Gallimaufry of Fife and Beyond (2020) is the latest insightful offering from Tom Hubbard. In this intriguing collection of poems, essays and a stage play, Hubbard offers us a wonderful jumble of Fife, its history and its people. The famous polymath and rumoured wizard Michael Scott is the most prominently featured Fifer. Joining him are a few unexpected faces, including Russian poets and American novelists. Over the course of the collection, Hubbard draws these unlikely figures together, as he takes us on a literary pilgrimage charting not only the coast of Fife, but the spread of its influence across oceans and time.”
From Dundee University Review of the Arts
This event will be held in the Meeting Room at Kirkcaldy Galleries
War Memorial Gardens,