Nicola White Reading

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


Reid Gallery Reid Building The Glasgow School of Art 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RF


15 Jan 2018

Tue 13:00 - 14:00



Nicola White

Nicola White Reading

Event info

Nicola White Reading

Monday, 15 January 2018
Reid Gallery, 1-2pm


In 1990, a snake escaped a Marina Abramović performance and hid out in Glasgow's Third Eye Centre. Nearly three decades later, at Glasgow School of Art's Reid Gallery, the acclaimed novelist Nicola White will read her essay A Narrow Soul, her personal account of the famous artist, the Newcastle snake-handlers, and the missing python.

Nicola White grew up in Dublin and New York and now lives in Glasgow and the Highlands. She worked as a contemporary art curator in Glasgow and produced arts programmes for BBC radio and television. Her first novel In The Rosary Garden won the 2013 Dundee Book Prize. Her short stories have been published widely and broadcast on radio. She was Leverhulme Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh and was a winner of the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Luminaries of the literary world have been effusive in their praise of Nicola’s novel, with crime writing star Val McDermid calling it “mesmerising” and Denise Mina describing the book as being “as good as it gets.”

In January 2018, the Reid Gallery becomes a studio for two residency groups focusing on curating. This event is part of Curatorial Studio in Residence, 15 - 26 January 2018. For more information, click here.