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Books of the Year 2018- A Literary Advent Calendar

December 5, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Aran Ward Sell.

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 4, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Nick Major.

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 3, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Anna Girling.

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 2, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Alistair Moffat.

Sue Black wins Saltire Book of the Year, Canongate Publisher of the Year

December 1, 2018
by Kristian Kerr

  St Andrew’s Night saw the presentation of the annual Saltire Literary Awards at a ceremony in Edinburgh. This year’s setting under the canopy of Dynamic Earth at Holyrood gave a welcome sparkle to the occasion, with the museum’s revolving globe projecting the illusion of snow...

Books of the Year 2018 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 1, 2018

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick the books that they most enjoyed reading in 2018. There will be new selections every day throughout December. Today's selection is from Christopher Silver.

Renaturing Scotland

November 26, 2018
by Christopher Harvie

  I. The Lorelei express helpfully links Cologne and Tuebingen, but the Rhine didn’t look too good. In place of the swift rush of its waters – conveying and challenging barges, pleasure boats of all sizes, ferries – there were dried-out shores of pale stone: several metres lower than normal....

Book of the Month: Amphibian by Christina Neuwirth

November 17, 2018
by Kristian Kerr

  On a summer’s day Rose Ellis arrives at the job she doesn’t-much-love but doesn’t-hate-enough-to-leave to find that her entire floor will be subjected to an ‘AquaProductivity’ experiment. Stagnating sales at Edinburgh’s MoneyTownCashGrowth are, quite literally, putting her team under...

Highland Book Prize Longlist Announced

November 9, 2018
by Kristian Kerr

  The longlist for the Highland Book Prize, announced today, features an expanding range of books in the prize’s second year. The proportion of fiction on the list of fourteen titles has increased in 2018 with Gaelic and crime fiction featuring for the first time. Donnchadh MacGillIosa is...

Kenneth Roy, 26 March 1945 – 5 November 2018

November 8, 2018
by Tom Johnstone

There was widespread shock and sadness in Scotland at the revelation, in a typically graceful piece by Kenneth Roy for the Scottish Review, the online journal he founded and edited, that he had a terminal illness. His death, more shockingly, followed only a month later, but not before he had revealed,...