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Literature and Publishing

This year at StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival

The annual StAnza Festival transforms St Andrews into a celebration of poetry in all its forms. StAnza Festival Director Eleanor Livingstone tells us more.

Remembering Alasdair Gray

Mairi Kidd, Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Creative Scotland, reflects on the life and work of Alasdair Gray.

Thinking about status and value: a visit to Children's Books Ireland and a Scottish children's literature opportunity

Our Head of Literature, Mairi Kidd, reflects on a visit to Children's Books International.

Bloody Scotland 2019

Authors and board members of Bloody Scotland 2019, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, tell us what they are most looking forward to about this year's events.

When publishers meet producers: Connecting Scottish literature and screen

Synchronicity Films' Claire Mundell, Canongate's Francis Bickmore and Creative Scotland's Alan Bett explore the key takeaways from our event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, connecting professionals working in literature and film and TV.

CYMERA - Scotland's festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror - kicks off in Edinburgh

Settle in for a big event, genre fans: the inaugural Cymera Festival of science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing is taking place from 7-9 June 2019 in Edinburgh.

Kirsty Logan on her time as a Gavin Wallace Fellow at ASLS

Kirsty Logan talks about her experience as the inaugural Dr. Gavin Wallace Fellow at the ASLS. Summerhall will host the Fellowship in 2019.

Lost in Translation: An afternoon discussing the art and the business of publishing translated fiction

Translated fiction opens a window onto cultures and creative techniques from across the globe, often hidden from English-speaking readers behind any number of languages.

Flying the flag for Scottish books at Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

What it's like to represent Scotland's publishing industry at the Frankfurt Book Fair, as around 300,000 publishers, agents, booksellers and other trade visitors converge on the German city for a frenetic five days of buying and selling.

A quick chat with Big Wig - the blue furry mascot of Wigtown Children's Festival

For your delectation, Creative Scotland has secured an exclusive interview with the newest member of Scotland's literati. Big Wig is, of course, a large, blue furry creature that lives in a secret reading den in the woods outside of Wigtown.