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Book Review – They by Kay Dick

Kay Dick’s recently rediscovered dystopian masterpiece, They (1977), has arrived at a jarringly nose-on period of time, punctuated by cuts to arts funding and political repression of creative practices, the humanities, and personal expression. Voiced by an unnamed narrator, They ...

Book Review – Motion Sickness by Lynne Tillman

Motion Sickness, the latest novel from acclaimed cult author Lynne Tillman (Weird Fucks, Haunted ...

Book Review – Anamnesis by Iona Lee

Iona Lee’s debut poetry collection is like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory: everything here is ...

Book Review – Our Strangers by Lydia Davis

Our Strangers, Lydia Davis’ latest short story collection, covers tales about tiny insects, golf ...

Interview – Ron Butlin on So Many Lives And All of Them Are Yours

When people ask for a Scottish book recommendation, the answer I most commonly give ...

READ – SNACK Guide To The Best Bookshops In Scotland

It’s September, officially the beginning of autumn, and perhaps unofficially the time of year ...

LGBTQ+ freshers guide 2023

Calling all freshers: you may find yourself in a brand new city, just as ...

BOOK REVIEW – Rebecca Smith’s Rural: The Lives of the Working Class Countryside

According to the Registers of Scotland, 83% of the population live in urban areas. ...

Ten Events To Attend at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

This year marks 40 years of the Edinburgh International Book Festival (12th till 28th ...