Contemporary Scottish Writing: Northern HighlightsEvery August, a leafy Edinburgh garden square becomes the site of the world’s largest celebration of books, the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In honour of this celebration of literature from all over the world, here’s our own celebration of literature from Scotland itself.
Part of Canongate’s consistently interesting ‘Myths’ series, Girl Meets Boy is a modern retelling, transposed to Ali Smith’s native Invern... See details
Robert Crawford’s latest collection begins with a very Scottish version of a lyric by Octavio Paz: ‘In my body you scour the sgurr/For its sun buri... See details
The Hundred Thousand Places is the latest installment in a career-long project to map, in intricately minimalist verse, the Highlands and Is... See details
The latest collection of poetry from Scotland’s best-loved poet touches lightly on such weighty matters as the creation of the planet Earth, the Ba... See details
From his vantage point on the Isle of Lewis at the north-western edge of the European continent, Allan Cameron, a poet and translator, presents a p... See details
Liz Lochhead was, along with Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, Jeff Torrington and Tom Leonard, a key member of Philip Hobsbaum’s influential Glasgow wr... See details
Andrew O’Hagan’s highly acclaimed novel tells the story of Maria Tambini, a Scottish child singing sensation who leaves behind her working class ro... See details