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By Isla MacFarlane On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Books – Chrysalis by Jeremy Welch- a solid and original debut

Chrysalis by Edinburgh author Jeremy Welch is an engaging debut novel with a relatively simplistic premise, but complex undertones. When Sebastian, a self-pitying finance agent is fired from his prestigious job More...

By John Preece On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards 2018

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has supported over 90 creative individuals through the New Writers Awards since 2009. Today, Scottish Book Trust announces More...

By John Preece On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Eight new UNESCO Cities of Literature join Network founder Edinburgh

As the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh is pleased to welcome eight new cities from eight countries to its literary family today. Bucheon (Republic of Korea)      Milan (Italy) Durban (South More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Portobello Book Festival 2017: A Community Triumph

These days there are book festivals everywhere you look, from the dizzy heights of Hay-on-Wye to the cultured calm of Cheltenham.  Last weekend, however, I went out to the seaside to visit a festival that, in the More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Alastair McIntosh: Poacher’s Pilgrimage – An Island Journey

Alastair McIntosh was born in 1955 at Leurbost on Lewis, that northern part of a Hebridean island with two names, two identities.  Forty-three years earlier, a certain Mary Anne MacLeod had been born just eight More...

By SimonFranklin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Edinburgh International Book Festival – True Stories Live

Intimate storytelling treat featuring performers and non performers telling their own stories True Stories Live is an intimate storytelling event with a simple premise, ordinary people tell their own anecdotal More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017


Pete Irvine may be known as the man who first brought us Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, but he is also an author. SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places is an eclectic and very personal mix of the most beautiful and interesting More...

By John Preece On Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Linguistic Award for young Edinburgh Poets   The multilingual talents of budding young poets from two Edinburgh schools were celebrated at a prestigious award ceremony in Glasgow. Students from The Royal High More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 28th, 2016

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 More...

By John Preece On Friday, November 25th, 2016

2016 Saltire Society Book of the Year

 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...

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