Category: Exclusives

#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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#ScotLitFest Exclusive: Cross Purpose by Claire MacLeary

Saraband have been kind enough to gift #ScotLitFest with an extract of Cross Purpose, written by Claire MacLeary which is currently longlisted for the Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. Learn more about the book and read an exclusive PDF below! When Maggie Laird’s disgraced ex-cop husband suddenly dies, her humdrum […]

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#ScotLitFest Exclusive: 2020 by Kenneth Steven

Saraband have been kind enough to gift #ScotLitFest with an extract of 2020, written by Kenneth Steven. Learn more about the book and read an exclusive PDF below! In 2020, Britain is at breaking point… In a country sorely divided, what happens to empathy and tolerance, to generosity of spirit? And can hope survive? In 2020, years […]

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#ScotLitFest Exclusive: Nailing Jess – Triona Scully

In keeping with 2016’s #ScotLitFest, we’re continuing to feature Scottish publishers and their current titles. In today’s post we’re featuring Triona Scully’s Nailing Jess published by Cranachan. We were lucky enough to get our hands on an exclusive extract which can be viewed in PDF below! Welcome to Withering, a small town with a big […]

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#ScotLitFest Exclusive: Girl Time – Nadine Aisha.

Nadine Aisha Jassat is a wonderful up-and-coming poet who’ll be joining Jackie Kay, Scotland’s Makar, for an event with us on Sunday 23rd of July. She’s kindly shared a poem with us from her debut poetry pamphlet Still. You can find out more about Nadine and her work at her website, and join us and […]

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