Win a signed copy of Alan Cumming’s new book here!

Alan Cumming was in town for a book signing at Blackwells The Scottish actor who has made it to Broadway, winning a Tony along the way among many awards, and who wowed us during the 2016 Festival with his show at The Hub, is also a good writer. Alan Cumming’s autobiography Not My Father’s Son is a moving account of his family relationships More...

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By admin On Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Books : Blasts from the past in Marie Macpherson’s new book

Words and photos by Roddy Martine For going on five centuries the Scottish psyche has been overshadowed by the spectre of John Knox, founder of the Church of Scotland. Firebrand of hell and damnation, religious More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, November 26th, 2016
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Rupert Wolfe Murray: Stories from the Road

Gap years – they cost money, right? Your trip is organised by a company, your parents and granny feel obliged to chip in with large donations towards your ‘target’, you travel with a group, spend More...

By John Preece On Friday, November 25th, 2016

 2016 Saltire Society Book of the Year is “..visionary and profound” poetry collection A poetry collection by Stirling University Professor Kathleen Jamie has beaten off stiff competition from publications More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Costa Book Awards 2016 – Maggie O’Farrell shortlisted!

Edinburgh based author Maggie O’Farrell has been shortlisted in the Novel award category of the Costa Book Awards 2016 which have just been announced. Her novel This Must be the Place published by Tinder Press More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Edinburgh author in the running for a Novella Award

Edinburgh author Christina Neuwirth, 26, has been shortlisted for the literary Novella Award run by Manchester Metropolitan University for her short novel Amphibian. This is the third year that the Novella Award More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Pentlands Book Festival 2016

Pentlands Book Festival takes place in Currie, Juniper Green and Colinton this autumn over a week from 21-27 November 2016. Here are some Reporter Recommendations : ”The Moira Monologues”– Alan More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Jeffrey Archer will be in Edinburgh in November – tickets on sale today

Jeffrey Archer, former politician and prolific author will speak at an exclusive Edinburgh International Book Festival event in the capital next month. This is part of the Booked! series of events supported by players More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Book Week Scotland 2016 offers a full programme of free events

Book Week Scotland may not be taking place till the end of next month but this morning the full programme for the fifth national celebration of books and reading was announced. (But not until everyone had been More...

By John Preece On Monday, August 29th, 2016

2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 29th August p.m.

So that’s it over for another year – well closer to 50 weeks, but who’s counting – and the final day saw a couple of big name political figures in the shape of Gordon Brown and, not listed More...