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Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 4, 2017
by SRB

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick one, or two, books — published this year or in the past — that they most enjoyed reading in 2017. Angie Crawford gives us her pick for 4th December.

Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 3, 2017
by Alistair Moffat

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick one, or two, books — published this year or in the past — that they most enjoyed reading in 2017. Alistair Moffat gives us his pick today for 3rd December.

Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 2, 2017

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick one, or two, books — published this year or in the past — that they most enjoyed reading in 2017. Mark Douglas-Home gives us his pick today for the 2nd of December.

Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 1, 2017

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick one, or two, books — published this year or in the past — that they most enjoyed reading in 2017. There will be new selections every day until 21 December — so keep reading for great ideas about what...

Congratulations to Birlinn – Saltire Scottish Publisher of the Year

December 1, 2017

The team here at The Scottish Review of Books offer hearty congratulations to Birlinn Ltd on winning the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year Award last night.  Hugh Andrew, Founder and Managing Director, received the award on behalf of those who work for and with the company and who have...

Saltire Book Awards announced

December 1, 2017

Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe, looking at the borderlines that exist between countries, cultures and people was announced as the Scottish Book of the Year by the Deputy First Minister John Swinney at the Saltire Literary Awards 2017. Describing the book, the judges noted:   ‘If ever there...

Scotland’s Bookshops – The Watermill, Aberfeldy

November 18, 2017

Tell us the story of your shop Moving to Aberfeldy in Perthshire 14 years ago, we found a semi-derelict grade-A mill building. Six months of building work later, The Watermill Bookshop, Café & Gallery was opened by Michael Palin. Since then we have had fantastic support from our local customers...

Kapka Kassabova shortlisted for Baillie Gifford Prize

November 14, 2017

Kapka Kassabova has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Baillie Gifford Prize, previously the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Muriel Spark 100: Centenary Celebrations

October 26, 2017

First details announced for nationwide programme of events & activities celebrating the life & work of Dame Muriel Spark.

Douglas Dunn shortlisted for 25th Anniversary T.S. Eliot Prize

October 19, 2017

Scottish poet Douglas Dunn joins an electrifying 25th anniversary shortlist as the T.S. Eliot Prize is increased to £25,000.