Tagged: Scotland Focus 2021

Mina to kick off Darkland Tales series of reworks for Polygon

Edinburgh-based Birlinn’s imprint Polygon has signed up a new series of fictional retellings of myths and lore from a number of high-profile Scottish writers.... Read more

Bathgate reflects on Barrington Stoke’s impact as list breaks into the mainstream

Edinburgh-based children’s publisher Barrington Stoke may be in its 23rd year, but in the past 12 months a series of awards recognition has meant its... Read more

Bonnie Clyde: publishers hail Glasgow’s buzzy literary scene

Edinburgh may have the literary history and be the Scottish trade’s centre, but Glasgow’s publishing scene is thriving in a cultural boom time...... Read more

Against the odds: Scottish publishers on overcoming the challenges of a pandemic

Most Scottish publishers and bookish bodies adapted their offer in 2020 to defy the lockdown restrictions, with many reporting record years—these are their learnings...... Read more

Natural world and cultural identity take centre stage alongside Tartan Noir fiction

Publishers from across Scotland have a breadth of new books coming out, but many of them centre on themes of nature and cultural identity.... Read more

Five questions for... Alan Parks

Paisley-born, Glasgow resident Alan Parks spent more than 20 years in the music industry, before turning his hand to writing Tartan noir thrillers. He answers... Read more

Bathgate reflects on Barrington Stoke’s impact as list breaks into the mainstream

Edinburgh-based children’s publisher Barrington Stoke's editorial director Ailsa Bathgate reflects on 12 months of awards recognition, which has seen its titles reach young readers across the board. ... Read more

Bonnie Clyde: publishers hail Glasgow’s buzzy literary scene

Tom Tivnan takes a deep dive into Glasgow’s publishing scene, which is thriving in a cultural boom time. Read more

Against the odds: Scottish publishers on overcoming the challenges of a pandemic

Most Scottish publishers and bookish bodies adapted their offer in 2020 to defy the lockdown restrictions, with many reporting record years—these are their learnings.... Read more

Scotland Country Focus: Q&A with Isla Rosser-Owen

Isla Rosser-Owen, the cultural producer at Wigtown Festival Company, reveals how Covid has hit events.    Read more

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