Tag: scotlitfest

The no-brainer: paying authors.

A continued strained relationship exists between some literary festivals and their participating authors. Some festivals claim to be unable to pay their authors despite receiving sponsorship and paying the big bucks for well-known, celebrity names. Authors are taking a stand against this and we’re with them. Scotland is said to ‘set the best example‘ in […]

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A guide to Virtual Festivals.

We’re big fans of the potential of virtual, but a lot have wondered:  how does it work? Well, we’re not the first to have ventured into this field, so here’s a look at some festivals and events in the virtual world to have come before us to give you an idea of what goes on. […]

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Five men you didn’t know were nominated for Saltire’s First Book Award!

Recently, we looked at five women you may not have known were nominated for the Saltire Society Literary Awards’ First Book Award. So, here’s five male authors whose debuts you may not have known were up for the accolade back in the day too! Irvine Welsh Irvine Welsh has gone on to become one of […]

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Estelle Maskame DIMIMY #scotlitfest exclusive!

Scot Lit Fest is excited to have the UK exclusive of Estelle Maskame’s Did I Mention I Miss You?, the highly anticipated final in the DIMILY trilogy! Below is the entire first chapter available for download as a PDF. Be one of the first to get a sneak peek ahead of everyone else! The water […]

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Scot Lit Fest announces first authors!

Scot Lit Fest announces first participating authors in #Saltire80 celebrations Michel Faber, A. L. Kennedy and Juno Dawson are amongst the authors lined up to celebrate Scottish literature and culture in Scot Lit Fest, Scotland’s new virtual book festival. Taking place online on the weekend June 24th – 26th 2016, events will be hosted across a […]

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What Scot Lit Fest is Reading: Week 3

Every Friday Scot Lit Fest shares what they’ve been reading in the past week. The Art of Being Normal – Lisa Williamson (David Fickling Books) Two boys. Two secrets. When he was younger, David’s class were asked to write what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some wanted to be Harry Potter, or have set […]

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