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New Bookshops to look forward to in 2019

January 20, 2019

As the book trade continues to face difficult times it appears that Scotland has something to celebrate. A new and fiercely independent LGBT shop opened in Glasgow towards the end of 2018 – Category is Books in Allison Street – and more new independent and chain openings are rumoured and planned...

Author/Publisher takes home the 2019 Bookbug Picture Book Prize

January 18, 2019

Alan Windram is the deserving winner of this year’s Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Alan is a much respected author and co-founder (with wife Susan Windram, editor of the Oban Times) of children’s book publisher Little Door Books. His book, One Button Benny, illustrated by Chloe Holwill-Hunter,...

Scottish Poet takes the Costa

January 9, 2019

The prestigious Costa Book Prize for Poetry has been scooped-up by a writer from the Scottish...

Tom Leonard

January 7, 2019

Members of the Scottish Review of Books team were saddened to hear of the death of Tom Leonard...

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 24, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to...

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November 10, 2018

According  to Chambers Dictionary – perhaps the only book on our shelves that earns its daily keep – the word ‘maverick means ‘a person who does not conform, a determined individualist’. True mavericks are few. One such was John Calder who died in August in the midst of the Edinburgh Festival...

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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...

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...

The SRB Interview: Kathleen Jamie

June 8, 2012

Kathleen Jamie was born in Renfrewshire in 1962 and brought up in Currie, near Edinburgh. She was a philosophy student at the University of Edinburgh when her first poetry collection Black Spiders was published in 1982.

The SRB Interview: Richard Ford

October 21, 2009

Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on February 16, 1944. He was an only child, the son of a travelling salesman who died from a heart attack when Ford was sixteen. Despite suffering a mild form of dyslexia, he went on to study at Michigan State University, where he met Kristina Hensley,...