Author: Scot Lit Fest

How to Survive as a Writer: Mountains and Icebergs

Earlier this year, we caught Alex Nye chatting to high school students about being an author at Yay!YA+, and with our events for writers and on lit mags, we thought it would be great to hear from her on some ins and outs of being a writer. How do you survive as a writer? With […]

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Long Live Libraries: Some Reading

Ahead of our event Long Live Libraries with Val McDermid and Orkney Library’s Stewart Bain, we wanted to give you some reading to be prepared (it’s not like homework, honestly). Between people speaking out about their love of libraries, to discussions on the possibilities and roles of them, to hard statistics, we’ve got you covered. […]

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Looking for podcasts? Look no further.

While we’re looking forward to sharing our podcast with Vic Galloway and James Yorkston later today, we thought we’d give you some extra recommendations for after the Scot Lit Fest weekend to brighten up your work, walk or wherever you choose to listen. Book Talk Though the Scottish Book Trust has stopped Book Talk, they’re […]

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The Saltire Society and Scot Lit Fest

With our weekend of events about to begin this afternoon, here’s a bit more on The Saltire Society, who are behind Scot Lit Fest, and how it came to be. Founded in 1936, The Saltire Society celebrates their 80th anniversary this year, and does so with a great programme across all that they do: literature, […]

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#scotlitfest exclusive: Dragon Games.

This week, Polygon have given us a sneak peek of Dragon Games by Jan-Philipp Sendker, which is published on September 22nd 2016. For more information on the book, visit their website and keep reading for the exclusive below! Hong Kong. American journalist Paul and his Chinese girlfriend – face a crisis. A troubling letter arrives from mainland China […]

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Welcome to Amazon – the good, the bad and the ugly

Neu! Reekie!’s own Kevin Williamson and Gillian Robertson from Looking Glass Books will be joining in the Saltire Society offices for an event, and you can join us in person, or watch online. What will they be talking about? Amazon. We all know about Amazon. On one hand, it’s quick, cheap and easy – that’s […]

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