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 from Edinburgh, used to work in the bookshop as a teenager. Pictures by Jane Barlow.  © Jane Barlow 2016 {all rights reserved} janebarlowphotography@gmail.com More...

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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...

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
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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
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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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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Book Week Scotland takes to the trams this Friday

Passengers on Edinburgh Trams are in for a literary treat tomorrow lunchtime 27 November when two acclaimed authors jump on board for a special reading. Cathy Renztenbrink (The Last Act of Love) and Douglas More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Craigmillar named among first Reading Communities

Edinburgh”s Craigmillar area was named as one of Scotland’s first ever Reading Communities earlier today. The new initiative, which was announced by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop at Craigmillar Library, More...