Thu, 05 May


Christ Church Centre

Daniel Shand: Model Citizens Book Launch

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Daniel Shand: Model Citizens Book Launch

Time & Location

05 May, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DD

About The Event

Tickets £5-£16.99.

This is a live, in-person event.

Location: Christ Church Centre, 6A Morningside Road, EH10 4DD

We're delighted to be hosting the launch party for Daniel Shand's latest novel, Model Citizens. Join the celebrations where we'll be discussing the themes of class, technology, and responsibility in this subversive and darkly comic story which offers a vision of the future that may be closer than we realise...

About the Book:

And how to tell what the best things were? Well, that was easy: the best things were the ones with the most people looking at them.

Alastair Buchanan has a comfortable life. It’s been a year since he received his very own junior – a clone designed to help him escape the daily grind. So why does Alastair spend his days alone, online, obsessing over his status? When his long-term girlfriend Caitlin can’t take it anymore, Alastair does his best to hold it together. But then, a remnant from his past appears and he is forced to confront the level of control that technology has over his life.

Elsewhere, a terrorist cell dedicated to yanking humanity back to the 1990s, before screens took over, is building momentum. But looming over everyone is Kim Larson, inventor of the juniors. When the World’s Father himself realises that humanity’s future lies in the stars, who will be left to hold him to account?

Model Citizens explores a surreal world peopled by humans struggling with their dehumanising present. Full of suspense, it asks us what we give up when we exist online, and who we can trust to take care of us. 

About the Author:

Daniel teaches creative writing at Edinburgh Napier University when he's not busy winning awards and writing fantastic books! His debut novel, Fallow, was awarded the Betty Trask Prize in 2017 for best debut novel by a writer under 35. It was also shortlisted for the Saltire Society's First Book of the Year. His second novel, Crocodile, was shortlisted for the Encore Prize for Best Second Novel. He won the University of Edinburgh Sloan Prize for fiction and the University of Dundee Creative Writing Award. In 2016, Daniel was the winner of the Saltire Society International Travel Bursary for Literature, and, in 2021, he was the Jessie Kesson Fellow at Moniack Mhor. 





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