Day: July 21, 2017

#ScotLitFest: Literary birthdays in 2017.

2017 marks a number of birthdays: detectives doing the rounds for decades, publishers hitting landmark ages, Edinburgh’s festivals continuing to outlive most of us… Here’s a few to celebrate. John Rebus turns 30! Ian Rankin and his publisher took over his detective’s own hometown of Edinburgh for a weekend in celebration of the iconic detective […]

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#ScotLitFest: Saltire Society Award Winners in the 2017 line-up.

#ScotLitFest, Scotland’s virtual book festival, is brought to you by the Saltire Society. Each year, we try to feature a contingent of authors who have received accolades through the Saltire Society Literary Awards, which have been described as “the premiere prize for writing by Scots or about Scotland”, annually awarding authors across numerous categories. Here […]

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#ScotLitFest: Edinburgh Fringe for Booky Folks

The Fringe is just around the corner and we’ve had a look around for a mix of events for fans of books and the spoken word scene. There’s no sleep in August, so let us help you with filling up your schedule. Loud Poets | Aug 4-13, 15-20, 22-28 This is fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. […]

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#ScotLitFest: Five ways to satisfy your Trainspotting cravings.

The chance to revisit Trainspotting twenty years on thanks to T2 has been brill, so we’ve put together a few ways to keep the party going. You are welcome. 1. Trainspotting Live. “Seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre I have ever experienced.” “Unapologetic, brutal, a masterpiece…” Trainspotting Live is a […]

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#ScotLitFest 2017: Challenges Faced by Young Writers – Daniel Shand.

To launch #ScotLitFest, Daniel Shand, author of Fallow, has written a little something on the challenges faced by young writers today. In some ways, it’s a grisly time to be young. Chronic issues with housing, wage stagnation, and underemployment have created a generation of the perpetually skint, and as venues and clubs close in their […]

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