Danny Wallace to talk at Literary Dundee ahead of receiving honorary degree

Danny Wallace.
Danny Wallace.

Comedian, writer filmmaker, actor, broadcaster and native Dundonian Danny Wallace will discuss his career and latest novel when he picks up his honorary degree from Dundee University on Wednesday.

The Dundee-born best-selling author will be discussing his work and achievements across print, television and radio.

Danny said: “I’m massively delighted to be getting an honorary degree because the university has been such a big part of my life since I was a kid and I’m incredibly proud to be from Dundee.”

The conversation with Mike Sterling, editor-in-chief of the Beano, is at the Dalhousie Building from 6pm and will be followed by an honorary graduation at Dundee University the following day.

“If you’d told seven-year-old me that one day I’d be sharing the stage with the editor of the Beano then I think I would have exploded,” Danny added.

The director of event organisers Literary Dundee, Anna Day, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Danny Wallace home to Dundee.

“He is a phenomenally gifted person and has achieved a great deal in a wide variety of roles during his relatively short career.”