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Literature and Publishing

404 Ink: A year of Nasty Women and winning over Margaret Atwood

It's been one whole year since independent publisher 404 Ink launched, and boy, what a year it’s been. The ladies behind 404 (Laura Jones and Heather McDaid) spoke to us about some of the highlights of the past 12 months, including having their Nasty Women anthology praised by Margaret Atwood, (...)

2017 Robert Louis Stevenson Writing Fellows Announced

Scottish Book Trust announce that the four Robert Louis Stevenson Fellows for 2017 are Liz Lochhead, Nalini Paul, David Bishop and David Manderson.

Defying expectation: 404 Ink

We speak to Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, founders of new, alternative, independent publisher 404 Ink ahead of the publication of their debut book Nasty Women.

Scots' favourite type of fiction unconvered as Book Week Scotland 2016 begins

On the first day of Book Week Scotland 2016 (Monday 21 November), Scottish Book Trust has shone a spotlight on the reading habits of the nation, revealing the single most popular type of fiction in Scotland...

Talking About Lobsters

The latest collection of contemporary literature from the Association for Scottish Literary Studies is out now.

Graeme Macrae Burnet on the Man Booker Prize

We speak to the Scottish author longlisted for the prestigious literary prize for his second novel 'His Bloody Project'.

The Making of... Arrivals and Sailings

We find out more about the recently published Arrivals and Sailings: The Making of George Wyllie from co-authors Louise Wyllie, eldest daughter of the artist, and arts journalist Jan Patience.

A place where time stands still

Author Sandra Ireland tells us about her year-long creative residency at Barry Mill in Angus.

Creative Scotland's support for literature, languages and publishing

In 2015-16 we awarded more than £4m to writers, poets, book festivals, storytellers, publishers and literary organisations to support their work in Scotland and internationally.

Edinburgh City of Literature’s Way with Words

We find out more about Edinburgh City of Literature's captivating Words on the Street campaign.