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Scottish bookshops to reopen on 29th June

Scottish bookshops will be able to reopen from 29th June as lockdown eases, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Read more

Wigtown Book Festival takes steps to increase literary tourism in the post-pandemic world

The Wigtown Festival Company—based in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in Dumfries and Galloway — is spearheading a drive to make the region a centre for literary... Read more

Polygon strikes six-book deal with crime writer Denzil Meyrick

Polygon, an imprint of Scotland’s largest independent publisher Birlinn, has acquired six new titles by crime writer Denzil Meyrick.  Read more

Scottish schools tour for YA author Non Pratt

Young Adult author Non Pratt is to visit 10 Scottish schools this autumn in a book tour organised by Scottish Book Trust and supported by... Read more

Only 37% of Scottish books written by women, research shows

Only 37% of books published in Scotland over the course of 2017 were written by women, showing gender inequality is still “structural and persistent”, according... Read more

Scottish Review of Books magazine suspended as Creative Scotland rejects funding bid

Creative Scotland has rejected the Scottish Review of Books' (SRB) latest funding application, forcing the publication to suspend its print edition.  Read more

McDermid launches search for real-life stories from people of Scotland

Crime author Val McDermid has launched the Blether campaign, searching for real-life stories from the people of Scotland, to be published on the Scottish Book... Read more

Val McDermid | 'My relationship with the landscape has always been very strong'

Val McDermid has turned to non-fiction to chronicle the role her native country and its landscapes have played in her crime fiction backlist to date.... Read more

Black & White cuts Tartan deal

Black & White Publishing will publish The Secret Life of Tartan: How a Cloth Shaped a Nation this autumn, by fashion designer Victoria ‘Vixy’ Rae.... Read more

First Scottish SFF literary festival to launch next summer

A new book festival for fans of fantasy, science fiction and horror is launching in Edinburgh next summer featuring authors including Scottish sci-fi writer Ken MacLeod... Read more

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