Edinburgh writer shortlisted for major international writing award

Edinburgh-based writer Russell Jones has been shortlisted for a major international writing prize. The Half the World Global Literati Award comes with a prize of $50,000 for the winner, and a variety of $1000 runner up prizes. Jones’ book, The Talkers, is a novel for young adults. It follows a teenage girl as she hunts for her parents’ killers in More...

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By Keira Brown On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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Secret Edinburgh Launch – Blackwells South Bridge – Thursday 2nd June 2016

Part of the Secret City series, Hannah Robinson introduced her new title, Secret Edinburgh, at Blackwell’s South Bridge last Thursday. The filmmaker and screenwriter gave us her insight to Edinburgh, selling copies More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Debut series of books by Edinburgh author Danny Scott

  An action packed new series of six chapter books (10,000 words) by debut Edinburgh author Danny Scott is about to hit the shops. The books follow the adventures of 10-year-old Calum Ferguson as he struggles More...

By Keira Brown On Sunday, May 1st, 2016
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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 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...