To mark the 85th birthday this year of Dame Muriel Spark, famed author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, the National Library of Scotland is organising a series of events in the George IV Bridge Building and launching an exhibition which goes 'on tour' from June. Alan Taylor, associate editor of the Sunday Herald, is curator of our new travelling display, 'Dame Muriel Spark: Scottish by Formation', and will talk at the launch event, on 7 May, about an 'Appointment in Arezzo with Muriel Spark'. After its run at the Library from 8 to 27 May (during our normal opening times), the display will visit various venues around Scotland: details will be announced later this month. The Library holds Dame Muriel's archive of professional and personal manuscripts - one of the largest literary archives in our collections.
1 May 2003