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Book Review – Poor Things by Alasdair Gray

As Yorgos Lanthimos’ film adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s novel Poor Things has received not ...

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 ...

Book Review – The Amendments by Niamh Mulvey

Abortion rights for women in Ireland are relatively new, only really coming into place ...

Interview: Doug Johnstone On The Collapsing Wave

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

Book Review – The Price of Life: In Search of What We’re Worth and Who Decides by Jenny Kleeman

Jenny Kleeman states from the outset that she is ‘not a numbers person…economist, an ...

Book Review – Star Shapes by Ivy Grimes

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, writer Ivy Grimes’ recent novella Star Shapes (illustrated by Alana ...

Martyr! – Kaveh Akbar (book review)

Kaveh Akbar’s Martyr! is a brilliant piece of writing, focusing on the mental struggle ...

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 ...

Ali Millar – Ava Anna Ada (book review)

The latest work from Ali Millar, author of memoir The Last Days, Ava Anna ...

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

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