Category: Blog

#ScotLitFest: 2017 Debut Showcase

We’re delighted to bring back the Debut Showcase for 2017, and we’ve got three brilliant authors to share with you. Here’s an introduction to their books. Join us on Twitter from 1pm-2pm to meet three of your new favourite authors. Natalie Fergie – The Sewing Machine 3 secrets. 27 notebooks. 4 generations. 1 blog. Millions […]

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#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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#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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