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Emerging Critics Season 2: Opening Seminar

May 13, 2018

A complete recording of the opening seminar of the second season of the Emerging Critics programme is now available. Held at the National Library of Scotland on April 25th, 2018, the seminar saw a group of sixteen new participants and mentors gather for panel discussions on the present and future of...

Sharing the sad news of the death of illustrator and musician, Scott Hutchison

May 11, 2018

All at Scottish Review of Books are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Scott Hutchison. Scott Hutchison (36), Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist was also a renowned illustrator who studied at Glasgow School of Art. His most recent collaboration was with poet Michael Pedersen on his collection,...

Don’t forget – St Andrew’s and St George’s West Charity Book Fair starts this weekend

May 11, 2018

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in George Street, Edinburgh is well-known for its annual second-hand book fair. The event takes place across one week in May—Christian Aid week—and over the last decade the sale has raised more than £1 million for the work undertaken internationally...

A mission to connect Scottish Literature to the wider World

May 10, 2018

Senior publishing figures from the US, Korea and Europe are set to visit Scotland this summer in a trade mission reaffirming Scotland’s position on the international literary map. The fourth International Fellowship Programme from Publishing Scotland facilitates international exchange and comprises...

A Visual Voyage through Time: Taking Scotland’s story from printed page to an eye in the sky

May 9, 2018

Scottish writer and publisher James Crawford has taken to the skies for a dramatic new interpretation of Scotland’s history. In his new book and three-part TV series, Scotland from the Sky, best-selling author and Historic Environment Scotland publisher James Crawford takes readers and viewers...

Ullapool Book Festival 2018 – this weekend

May 7, 2018

Ullapool Book Festival on the shores of Lochbroom– Everybody who has ever been agrees it is wonderful – but what makes it so? Well, yes, it’s a perfect setting, it’s brilliantly organised, attracts the writers we want to hear and meet, there’s music and food, whisky and walks and talk, and...

Boswell Book Festival enjoys summer sunshine

May 7, 2018

Boswell Book Festival, the annual book-filled treat at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, took place over this Bank Holiday Weekend and was a great success thanks to the meticulous planning by Caroline Knox and her team who run the festival. Authors and readers alike enjoyed the glorious setting of Dumfries...

Catch up with the Christian Aid Book Sale – one of the BIGGEST charity book fairs in the world

May 3, 2018

St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in George Street, Edinburgh is well-known for its annual second-hand book fair. The event takes place across one week in May—Christian Aid week—and over the last decade the sale has raised more than £1 million for the work undertaken internationally...

And we’re off! – Emerging Critics Season Two is up and running

April 27, 2018

‘Good critics, passionate critics, are motivated by a desire to be the best audience member that they can be. A critic needs to be informed, enthusiastic, curious and open-minded. This is all I ask of other critics; it’s a I ask of myself. I don’t want to be a judge, or the judge, but I...

The Scottish Poetry Library reveals the best poems of 2017

April 27, 2018
by Colin Waters

The Scottish Poetry Library publishes its online anthology Best Scottish Poems, today, Friday 27 April on its website. The latest anthology, which is drawn from poems written by Scots or poets based in Scotland, covers 2017. The guest editor is Idlewild frontman and solo musician Roddy Woomble (pictured)....