Spanish author Carlos Castán reads Don Quixote

Saturday 23rd April was a busy day for the book calendar – the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and World Book Night. At Summerhall that evening, however,  Vamos Scotland organised a unique marathon reading of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, bringing Spanish writer Carlos Castán to Edinburgh to promote the new English translation More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships for three Edinburgh writers

Edinburgh-based author Lucy Ribchester, poet and performer Rachel McCrum and journalist and non-fiction writer Claire Prentice have today been named by Scottish Book Trust as three of four recipients of a 2016 Robert More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Sir Chris Hoy – author!

The UK’s most successful Olympic athlete Sir Chris Hoy sells copies of his Flying Fergus children’s books in Blackwell’s Bookshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 16, 2016. Sir Chris, who is originally More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Danny Weston – My Edinburgh Inspirations

Danny Weston is the Edinburgh-based author of four novels, and was today announced as the winner of the Older Readers (12-16 yrs) category of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2016 for his chilling novel The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Edinburgh-based author wins at The Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Danny Weston, the Edinburgh-based author of four novels, was today announced as the winner of the Older Readers (12-16 yrs) category of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2016,which celebrate the most popular More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, February 26th, 2016

Edinburgh International Book Festival Booked! – Irvine Welsh and ‘Begbie’

The hot ticket for April will almost certainly be the author Irvine Welsh along with actor Robert Carlyle (otherwise Francis Begbie in Transporting). Welsh’s novel was produced for the big screen by Danny More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Terry Gilliam unveils neon sign in the Old Town

Former Python star Terry Gilliam is well-known for quoting Don Quixote and today he came to Edinburgh to unveil a 10 metre long neon sign with a quote about love just ahead of St Valentine’s Day. The quote More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2016

And the good news is that over half of them are based in Edinburgh! Six Edinburgh-based writers have come one step closer to having their work published, after being named today as the recipients of a Scottish More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Maxine’s Story – A Novella by Peter Ritchie

Former Lothian and Borders Police detective Peter Ritchie has produced another story of crime and its consequences during two days in the life of a sex worker in Edinburgh. Maxie Welsh works the streets of Leith More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 14th, 2015

Two Edinburgh teenagers selected for national writing project

Mikaela Carmichael who is 16, and Anni Cameron aged 17 have been chosen along with eight others to work on the national What’s Your Story project. This will mean that the two poets will draft up the programme More...