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What Scot Lit Fest is Reading: Week 10

Every Friday Scot Lit Fest shares what they’ve been reading in the past week.   Fen – Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape) Real people live their lives here. They wrestle with familiar instincts, with sex and desire, with everyday routine. But the wild is always close at hand, ready to erupt. This is a place where […]

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Five beautiful photo books of Scotland.

One of the many things Scotland does well is scenery. The hills, the lochs, the golden beaches, the castles, what more could you want? Of course, the views have been well documented across literature so here’s just five beautifully produced titles that attempt to capture what Scotland has to offer.   St Kilda: The Last […]

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Publisher spotlight: Linen Press.

As part of #ScotLitFest, we’re hoping to shine a spotlight on not just the authors, but the publishers in Scotland with a five point guide. Today, we’ll be looking at Linen Press. The who, where, what and why. Linen Press was set up in 2008 by Lynn Michell to publish Marjorie Wilson’s Childhood’s Hill, a […]

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Five Scottish book bodies to follow on Twitter.

Looking to get your head around what’s going on in Scotland book-wise? Twitter’s always a fine place to start. So, we’ve rounded up five must-follows for book bodies in Scotland. Scottish Book Trust | @scottishbktrust Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. They believe that books and reading have […]

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Five unmissable Saltire Society pamphlets.

We’ve been exploring many elements of the Scottish literary climate, from festivals to authors inspired by our lands. As an initiative run by the Saltire Society as part of their 80th anniversary celebrations, we decided to look into their pamphlets by way of an introduction to newcomers as to one element of what the society […]

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Scotland’s influence on Doctor Who.

With the first batch of participating authors for Scot Lit Fest announced (how exciting!), we wanted to look to the world of Doctor Who, based on one of our events. So, here’s five contributors and creators who have crafted The Doctor in some form, whether it’s screenwriting, books or comics to get us started, who […]

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