Scot Lit Fest Saturday email 2016.

Miss our Saturday morning subscriber email? Well, here’s what you missed out on…

Dreaming Scotland and Nevertheless
The Saltire Society have released digital versions of William McIlvanney’s Dreaming Scotland pamphlet, and Allan Massie’s Nevertheless, their dual visions of Scotland in the run up to 2014’s Independence referendum. Download your copies for free here.


Five short story collections to dive into
In honour of our livestreamed event with Kirsty Logan and Helen McClory, we shared some of our favourite short story collections. Go top up your reading pile with these beauts.

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We’ve got a string of stunning illustrations as part of today’s instagram takeovers, from people including Debi Gliori. Visit our instagram to see them all.

Cò na 5 Nobhailean Gàidhlig as Cudromaiche?
Tha fhios nach e an Nobhail Ghàidhlig an gnè litreachais as motha fèill neo as farsainge leughte aig luchd-leughaidh na Gàidhlig air iomadh adhbhar (seach bàrdachd neo an sgeulachd ghoirid), ach nuair a thathar a’ bruidhinn air canon litreachais, .i. na leabhraichean as buadhmhoire san dualchas litreachail, tha nobhailean tric mar stèidh ann. (Tha ceist ann a bheil sin freagarrach oirnn ann an saoghal na Gàidhlig – ach ’s dòcha airson latha eile).

Scottish playlists galore
We have Scottish playlists from Vic Galloway, James Yorkston, Zoe Howe, and coordinator Heather McDaid. Check them out:

Scotland’s influence on Doctor Who
With A.L. Kennedy joining us for a Twitter chat that looks at her career, including writing her own Doctor Who book, we look at Scots who have helped shape the story of the Doctor. Read more here.

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