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The Man Booker Prize 2017 winner announced

October 18, 2017

'Lincoln in the Bardo' by George Saunders has been named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

From the Library- AK Bell Library, Perth

October 15, 2017

In the final instalment of our Libraries Week 2017 series, SRB chats to the staff of The AK Bell Library about helping adults learn to read, Alice in Wonderland, and of course- cake.

From the Library- East Lothian Libraries

October 14, 2017

In celebration of Libraries Week 2017 SRB chats to libraries across Scotland. Today the staff...

From the Library- Elgin Library

October 13, 2017

In celebration of Libraries Week 2017 SRB chats to libraries across Scotland. Today the staff...

2017 Saltire Literary Awards Shortlist Unveiled

October 13, 2017

The shortlists for the seven awards that make up the 2017 Saltire Literary Awards were officially...

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Volume 12 Issue 4 Editorial

August 11, 2017

Publishing is a precarious business, not least because significant capital must first be spent before any of it starts to trickle back. Every book is a gamble and few are the ones that turn into gold. Yet publishers are often portrayed not as philanthropists or bulwarks against philistinism but as chancers...

REBUS REDUX

August 11, 2017

Farewell to Tibbie’s

August 13, 2017

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From The Vaults

A Bridge Too Far

May 30, 2015

In the last few years I have visited Queensferry several times to see how the new road bridge is coming along. On one occasion I ran into a grizzled, middle-aged American from Ohio. Over drinks in a nearby hotel he said he had been working on the bridge and was on his way home. What he told me took...

A Bridge Too Far

May 30, 2015

In the last few years I have visited Queensferry several times to see how the new road bridge is coming along. On one occasion I ran into a grizzled, middle-aged American from Ohio. Over drinks in a nearby hotel he said he had been working on the bridge and was on his way home. What he told me took...

Growing Up with Glasgow

March 21, 2016

MY grandmother, Mary McGrath (née Dunn), lived much of her life on Saracen Street in Possilpark, Glasgow. She was married to John McGrath, a biscuit salesman, and they had a daughter and two sons. John’s parents were wed in the Catholic Chapel in Moy, County Tyrone and the marriage certificate describes...

Archie Hind’s Lost Novel

October 20, 2009

AN EXTRACT WAS ALL that was ever published. This was 35 years ago in a magazine which presented it as a novel in progress. The title was given there as For Sadie. A later manuscript changed this to Für Sadie, playing on a thematic link with Beethoven’s sonatina Für Elise, because it is a story about...