Tagged: Scotland Country Focus

Short stories n’ that: on writing and hings

Scots short story author Chris McQueer explains how he found his writing voice and an audience for his "daft, weird and surreal" work. Read more

Eadar-theangachadh Baile/Village translations

Writer and lecturer Pàdraig MacAoidh debates the benefits and disadvantages of translating Scottish Gaelic poetry into English. Read more

From blog to bookshelf

YA author Estelle Maskame shares her experience of going from writing on Watppad to publication with Scottish indie Black & White Publishing. Read more

Charts: Scots back Billy, Wonky and Wullie

With a literary appetite that punches above its weight in population terms, Scottish book buyers backed their own in 2018. Read more

Rewriting the Canon: Bickmore basks in success of indie’s brand new approach

Canongate’s publishing director, who joined the list in 2000 after a stint on work experience, explains how the cross-country indie’s brand building has resulted in... Read more

Luath’s Safari continues on the back of prize-winning bestseller by rapper Loki

Edinburgh-based indie Luath Press' Gavin MacDougall talks about publishing prize-winner Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey, as well as an upcoming title from the artist whose... Read more

The future’s Bright for educational firm after curriculum shake-up

After initiating a backlist refresh—one which was necessitated in order to reflect curriculum changes—Bright Red is looking forward to its second decade of educational publishing... Read more

Sinclair hails holistic approach as inter-continental ties flourish

Publishing Scotland's chief executive Marion Sinclair discusses the organisation's cross-border activities to help the Scottish book trade grow its international footprint. Read more

International partnerships and rights flurry buoys burgeoning Scottish trade

The Scottish book trade is reaping the rewards of a more international outlook, with increased rights sales and more partnerships abroad aided by an industry-wide... Read more

Sturgeon on Brexit, reading for pleasure and online book clubs

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been a staunch supporter of the book trade and arts overall since she began her role in 2014.... Read more

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