Books

Book Review: Alison Irvine – Cat Step

There’s always something extra in a novel for a reader when it’s set in ...

Magick, madness, and imagination: Jenni Fagan talks ‘Luckenbooth’

Jenni Fagan is an award-winning novelist and poet whose latest novel, Luckenbooth, is already ...

Interview: Imogen Stirling –Paisley Book Festival 2021

Imogen Stirling is Paisley Book Festival’s inaugural writer-in-residence, as the festival goes digital for ...

Book review: Andrew O’Hagan – Mayflies

Andrew O’Hagan often weaves fact and fiction in his novels, using real lives and ...

Interview: Alan Bissett – Lazy Susan

Alan Bissett is a novelist, playwright and performer whose debut novel Boyracers (2001) introduced ...

Paisley Book Fest 2021

The Paisley Book Festival has announced a 2021 line-up which sees it embrace the ...

2020 Moments: Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain wins the Booker Prize

With 2020 drawing to a close, we’ve asked our writers to tell us about ...

Books interview: Angela Hughes – My Heart’s Content: A Journey to Transplant

Every now and again a book comes along that reminds us real-life is often ...

Review: Stuart Cosgrove – Cassius X: A Legend in the Making

Stuart Cosgrove’s ‘Soul Trilogy’ (Detroit 67, Memphis 68, Harlem 69) offered an alternative history ...

Book review: Xstabeth – David Keenan

I don’t know what I expected, but I didn’t expect this. David Keenan’s latest ...

Book review: Elena Ferrante – The Lying Life of Adults

I was fortunate enough to discover Elena Ferrante’s novels with no preconceptions. If you ...

Interview: Laura Waddell – EXIT

Laura Waddell is a writer, publisher, critic, and journalist, and has been a prominent ...