Books

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 ...

How to Identify a Sally Rooney Novel

Irish born Sally Rooney has been making waves in the contemporary literature scene in ...

Interview, books: Graeme Armstrong – The Young Team

Graeme Armstrong’s The Young Team is one of the most widely discussed and critically ...

Book review: The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie

Scottish literature has a long and distinguished history of combining the psychological with the ...

Interview: Kirstin Innes – Scabby Queen

Among the most eagerly awaited novels of 2020 is Kirstin Innes’s Scabby Queen, the ...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2020

Of course, this year nothing is quite as it was, and the Edinburgh International ...

Gaming/Books Interview: Ian Donnelly, Checkpoint: How Video Games Power Up Minds, Kick Ass, and Save Lives

Joe Donnelly is a journalist, writer, video games enthusiast and mental health advocate. His ...

Interview: Scottish Author Iain Maloney talks about life in lockdown rural Japan

Only a matter of weeks ago, writer Iain Maloney was in Scotland for a ...