Anniversary edition of Scott’s Waverley

Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley: Newly adapted for the modern reader by Jenni Calder is being published 200 years after the original appearance of the first of the Waverley novels and the birth of the historical novel in English. The Edinburgh Reporter met the author in Princes Street gardens next to the Walter Scott Monument where a cake was cut More...

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By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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The Rhesus Chart: Edinburgh author’s new novel

Charlie Stross is jet-lagged, or so he says.  No-one would know it; even after several long-haul flights this man is a powerhouse of energy (one does wonder what he’s like when he’s not tired…) More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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The Edinburgh Reporter chats to David Munro

David Munro was born and brought up in Granton. He had a successful career as a marketing professional and still does. But he is also now a published author. That seems to be the stuff of dreams, but in his case More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Story Time at John Lewis

L to R Josie Bednar, Isobel Knibbs, Nick Sharratt, Bo Bednar, Caleb Knibbs.   On Saturday, beloved children’s author and illustrator, Nick Sharratt – famed for bringing the Story of Tracy Beaker to life More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Over My Dead Body: local writer Hazel McHaffie introduces her latest novel

‘What if?’ is a question many novelists ask themselves – ‘What if that man across the street is a murderer?’, ‘What if that woman is having an affair?’ Hazel McHaffie had More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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The Physic Garden: an afternoon with Catherine Czerkawska

The Oxfam bookshop in Byres Road may seem an unlikely place to inspire a novel.  For Catherine Czerkawska, however, the discovery of a book about the lost gardens of Glasgow University did just that.  Living More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Books – A Bird is Not a Stone

There are not so many book launches when the author is not present; when the book in question is an anthology, the absence of any of the contributors is even more remarkable.  The poets whose work has been collected More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Nnedi Okorafor and Ken MacLeod – Science Fiction & the Exploration of Dangerous Ideas

On Saturday 14th June 2014 two award-winning science fiction authors Nnedi Okorafor and Ken MacLeod will be in conversation with Stuart Kelly, discussing Science Fiction and the Exploration of Dangerous Ideas More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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First Time Solo: Iain Maloney launches debut novel

  How does a thirty-something Scotsman living in Japan end up writing a book set in Torquay? That was the question put to Iain Maloney at the launch of his debut novel First Time Solo at Looking Glass Books More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Val McDermid on top form at the Central Library

‘My life’, says Val McDermid, ‘is a testament to the power of books: they made me.’ This may well be true, but Val has also made quite a few books herself.  Prodigious writer, frequent More...