Author: scotlit_admin

#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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#ScotLitFest Exclusive: Glitter of Mica introduction by Jenni Fagan.

We’re celebrating the life and work of Jessie Kesson on Twitter as part of #ScotLitFest this Saturday (22nd) in honour of Black & White Publishing repackaging and republishing three of Jessie’s books. Today, we’ve got a look at the wonderful introduction to Glitter of Mica, written by Jenni Fagan, which perfectly captures the wonder of Kesson […]

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#ScotLitFest Taster: Rachel McCrum

We’re delighted to be welcoming Rachel McCrum back to Edinburgh from Montreal as she performs for us at ScotLitFest LIVE on Saturday 22nd July, 7pm. (Buy your tickets here.) To get you in the mood we have a couple of her poems to share with you. A bit about Rachel: Rachel McCrum has worked as […]

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