Day: July 22, 2017

#ScotLitFest: Get to know Jessie Kesson.

We kick off #ScotLitFest 2017’s online events with a celebration of the life and heritage of Jessie Kesson, featuring Jenni Fagan and Black & White Publishing, and chaired by Laura Waddell. To some, Kesson is a known and beloved literary treasure; to others a hidden jewel they’re only uncovering. If you’re in the latter, we […]

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#ScotLitFest 2017: Lesley Kelly: Death By Paperwork

As part of #ScotLitFest, Lesley Kelly, author of A Fine House in Trinity and The Health of Strangers looks as where bureaucracy and crime novels meet… I’ve always envied crime writers who had a relevant career to draw on – a job in the probation service, a forensic science background, years spent as a grave-digger… As […]

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#ScotLitFest: Five spoken word nights you have to go to.

For this year’s festival, we’re trying a little something different and hosting an evening of spoken word tomfoolery at Summerhall with #ScotLitFest LIVE. While we’re hosting the event for one night only, there’s a bunch of spectacular folks who host nights like this on the regular and we want to show you some of our […]

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#ScotLitFest: Meet The Teapot Trust.

As part of #ScotLitFest 2017, we recorded a podcast with John Young, whose YA debut book Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist has been described as a cross between The Fault In Our Stars and Trainspotting. Quite a combination, and a brilliant book. In the podcast, John touches on his charity The Teapot Trust, and […]

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