Jan 24 2022
Ten Evenings with Douglas Stuart

Ten Evenings with Douglas Stuart

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

The winner of the 2020 Booker Prize, Douglas Stuart’s stunning debut novel Shuggie Bain is a heartbreaking, unforgettable story of alcoholism, sexuality, and love—an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. Hugh “Shuggie” Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Shuggie’s mother Agnes responds to poverty and the philandering of her taxi-driver husband with the solace of drink – cans of lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Abandoned by his father and older siblings, Shuggie cares for Agnes as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety while he struggles to become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, instead of a boy with a secret that all but he can see.

Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, he moved to New York City, where he began a career in fashion design. Shuggie Bain is his first novel.

Admission Info

At this time, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated or present a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks must be worn by everyone for the duration of their visit. You will need to bring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, photo ID, and mask. Find detailed entry requirements at pittsburghlectures.org/welcome.

Tickets are $15 per seat. For those unable to attend in person, a fully virtually option is available for the same price. Purchase a virtual pass and stream the lecture anywhere for up to one week.

Phone: 412-622-8866

Email: info@pittsburghlectures.org

Dates & Times

2022/01/24 - 2022/01/24

Location Info

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Accessibility Info