Interviews

(View all)

The SRB Interview: Denise Mina

March 3, 2017
by Nick Major

Modern crime writing is guilty of various misdemeanours. One is the creation of male detectives who bear a remarkable similarity to each other. Denise Mina is a writer who bucks the trend.

Hugh MacDiarmid: The lost Interview

November 18, 2016
by SRB

Forty years ago Hugh MacDiarmid, poet and provocateur, was interviewed by pupils of Hillhead High School, the result of which was published in their school magazine.

Podcast

(View all)

Challenging Biases as Readers – Episode #5

April 12, 2017

Kristian Kerr talks with Emerging Critics mentor Dave Coates about expanding review coverage to include a variety of voices, challenging our conscious and unconscious biases as readers and writers, connections between academic and journalistic literary criticism, and the knotty issue of money. Listem...

Keeping the reader’s attention – Episode #4

March 23, 2017

In this episode David Robinson tells Kristian Kerr about his first meeting with his four mentees, who have been writing reviews of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Discussion topics include writing for the public, keeping a reader’s attention, reading each other’s work and being confident without...

Editorial

(View all)

VOLUME 12 ISSUE 2 EDITORIAL

March 3, 2017
by Rosemary Goring

It is one of the mysteries of human endeavour that a Golden Age is only recognised when it has passed. Like happiness, it appears in the rearview mirror. When it is in full swing, insiders are oblivious, but with hindsight, what seemed like the usual grind and turmoil can be seen as a halcyon period...

Volume 12 Issue 1 Editorial

November 18, 2016

We have reached that point in the calendar when the book trade is at its most buoyant. Over the coming month or so more books will be bought than in the rest of the year put together. Or so the theory goes.  Booksellers, publishers and authors all look to Christmas and the shopping frenzy it encourages...

Reviews

(View all)

Small Island

March 3, 2017
by Dani Garavelli

God’s Sleuth!

March 3, 2017
by Todd McEwen

Her Bloody Project

March 3, 2017
by Richard W. Strachan

The Ghost Writer

March 3, 2017
by Zoë Strachan

Strange Meeting

March 3, 2017
by Colin Waters

Wheesht!

March 3, 2017
by Rosemary Goring