James Yorkston announces new novel

James Yorkston announces new novel

Dubbed “the finest songwriter of his generation” by the late John Peel, Fife-based Scottish singer-songwriter and author James Yorkston has announced his second novel, The High and Lonesome Blues of Tommy the Bruce. Set for publication via London-based crowdfunding publisher Unbound, the novel is available for pre-order now. Supporters can pledge anywhere between £10 to £750 and more, to receive either a digital or hard copy of the book, together with additional perks ranging from…

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Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan was born in Livingston, and lives in Portobello – a seaside town in Edinburgh. She has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. Jenni was selected as one of the Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 2013 after the publication of her astonishing debut novel, The Panopticon. Her most recent novel, 2016’s The Sunlight…

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Edinburgh International Book Festival programme launched

Edinburgh International Book Festival programme launched

It has been announced that Sir Chris Hoy, Simon Callow, Judy Murray and US writer Paul Auster are just some of the headliners set to appear at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. The programme for the annual event, which takes place from Saturday 12 until Monday 28 August, was launched earlier today in Edinburgh. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the festival, this year’s event will feature two new venues on George Street –…

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Interview: Tony Black and Matt Neal on Bay of Martyrs

Interview: Tony Black and Matt Neal on Bay of Martyrs

True Detective set on Australia’s South Coast – that’s how Bay of Martyrs,  co-written by master of Tartan Noir Tony Black and Australian author and journalist Matt Neal, is billed. Clay Moloney, a cynical reporter with a regional Australian newspaper, is expecting an easy Sunday at work when the body of a young woman washes up at the Bay of Martyrs. The death is an inconvenience for Clay, who’s content filing obituaries and re-writing government…

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