A HIGHLAND-based historian will host an interview with the author of the bestselling Outlander book series at Eden Court next month.
Award-winning writer, historian and broadcaster, Sarah Fraser, will interview Diana Gabaldon on Saturday October 15, as part of the An Audience with Diana Gabaldon event, organized by local fan group, Inverness Outlanders.
Ms Fraser said: “I am very pleased to interview Diana Gabaldon. As a fellow writer, I am in awe of his accomplishments. There are few writers in the world who have achieved its sales. His vision is panoramic, stretching from the Highlands to the nascent United States. On top of that, Diana’s ability to create scenes of enormous emotional power means that story and personal narrative are woven together to yield stories of great scope. Clan Fraser of Lovat, appeared on Men in Kilts with Outlander TV stars Sam Heughan and Graham MacTavish and wrote a doctorate on obscene Gaelic poetry that is sure to add plenty of spice to the evening’s proceedings. She is extraordinary.
Author of The Last Highlander, which tells the story of one of the most notorious leaders of the Clan Fraser, Lovat of the 45s, also known as the grandfather of Jamie Fraser in the Outlander series.
Ms Fraser’s main focus in writing and broadcasting is on the British Stuart era – from the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 to the doomed Jacobite rising of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745.
Sinead Robertson, Chairman of Inverness Outlanders, said: “We are sure that Sarah, who is also a member of our group, will bring very special insight to her discussions with Diana Gabaldon. They are both historical writers who know so much about Scotland, the Highlands, Clan Fraser of Lovat and both weave stories of love and hate, hope and fear, power and weakness. , peace and war, friendship and enmity in their work.
“We look forward to hearing the topics they cover and, of course, the public has the opportunity to ask Diana Gabaldon their own questions at the end of the evening. Diana will also be doing a book signing after the event. end.
Fans from the UK and as far away as Australia, the US, Sweden and Germany are expected to attend the event.
Outlander follows the story of a married English World War II combat nurse who mysteriously travels back in time to 18th century Jacobite Scotland where she is forced to marry Scottish Highlander, Jamie Fraser, whom she ends up falling in love.
The first storylines follow the characters to and beyond the Battle of Culloden in 1746, and the ninth book in the series, Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, is set in the United States in 1779 and 1780 as the American Revolution enters its final phase. phase.
Tickets for the event are available from the Eden Court Theater for £20.