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Book Review – Clairmont by Lesley McDowall

There are few literary groups where the real lives of the writers garner as ...

Interview – Martin Stewart On Double Proof And Life As A Writer

Better known to date as a writer of children’s and young adult fiction, Martin ...

Interview: Doug Johnstone On The Collapsing Wave

Since his debut novel, Tombstoning, was published in 2006, Doug Johnstone has produced a ...

10 Best Scottish Books We’re Looking Forward To In 2024

2023 was another impressive year for Scottish writing, with many of the best books ...

Colin Burnett – Who’s Aldo (book review)

Colin Burnett’s previous book, the 2021 short story collection A Working Class State of ...

Ajay Close – What Doesn’t Kill Us (book review)

It’s always a pleasure to be able to recommend the books of Ajay Close. ...

Book Review – Maud Woolf’s Thirteen Ways to Kill Lulabelle Rock

The best science fiction works on a number of levels, with readers getting as ...

Book Review – The Old Haunts Book by Allan Radcliffe

The best writing holds a mirror to the reader, and Allan Radcliffe’s debut novel ...

Ten of the Best Scottish Books of 2023

Every year tells a different story in terms of books, and it’s always interesting ...

Book – Connective Tissue by Eleanor Thom

Eleanor Thom’s Connective Tissue begins as two stories across time, but they weave together ...

Interview – Gillian Shirreffs On Brodie And The Unreliable Narrator

Every so often a book comes along with a premise so original that you ...

Book Review – Catch The Moments As They Fly by Zoë Strachan

When Zoë Strachan’s debut novel Negative Space was published, back in 2002, it announced ...