Tagged: Scottish Focus

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

The Scots leid: publishin the ‘unreadable’

Matthew Fitt, co-founder of Itchy Coo Books, reflects on the cultural and commercial advantages of publishing in the Scots language.  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

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

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

Scotland Country Focus: Q&A with Sally Pattle

Sally Pattle, the owner of Far from the Madding Crowd in Linlightgow, reflects on a surreal 12 months.    Read more

Ewan Morrison | 'It was the trigger of the pandemic that made me reframe the whole thing'

Ewan Morrison shares how his pandemic prepping tale, How to Survive Everything (Saraband), taps into his past as well as the zeitgeist.... Read more

Ian Rankin | 'I would like a new generation of readers to come to the works of William McIlvanney'

Ian Rankin talks to us about his latest case, The Dark Remains, which sees him revive the late William McIlvanney’s sleuth Jack Laidlaw.... Read more

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

Over the coming months, Scottish authors and publishers are releasing books reflecting on identity and belonging, as well as crime and nature writing, in addition... Read more

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