Tagged: Scotland

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

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2019 opens for applications

Scottish Book Trust has announced the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship for professional writers living in Scotland is now open for applications. Read more

Welsh, Robertson and Kay on 2018 Saltire Literary Awards shortlists

Trainspotting creator Irvine Welsh, Man-Booker shortlisted Robin Robertson and poet Jackie Kay feature alongside emerging talents Mick Kitson and Christina Neuwirth in the shortlists for the... Read more

Picador to republish McGarvey’s 'savage' exploration of poverty

Picador is set to republish a “savage” exploration of poverty which is vying for the Orwell Prize. Read more

Mainstreet unveils 10 'most satisfying hand-sells'

The Mainstreet Trading Company is celebrating its 10th birthday by selecting 10 books to represent its history. Read more

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