Blog Posts tagged: scottish author

Jim Hawkins points a gun at a pirate

Between the Covers: 8 Fun Facts About Treasure Island

For International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we take a look at one of the most famous pirate adventures of all time.

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Graeme Macrae Burnet

Author Confessions: Graeme Macrae Burnet

What's the Booker Prize-longlisted author's strangest writing superstition? Discover the answer to that--and much more!--in our Author Confessions

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Stack of old books

Wildness, Ferocity and Gross Indulgence: Welcome to the Statistical Accounts Party

What can 200-year-old accounts of Scottish parishes tell a writer about everyday life in 18th and 19th-century Scotland? Quite a lot, as Graeme Macrae Burnet discovered when writing his Booker Prize longlisted novel, His Bloody Project.

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Author Iain Maloney

How Soon is Too Soon: Contemporary History in Fiction

Japan-based Scottish author Iain Maloney tells us about five books that challenged his notion of historical writing in Scotland.

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November 2015: A Month in Books

There are plenty of literary treats to look forward to this month. Here's a sampling of what we're most anticipating.

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Smoke from a fire in a desolate town indicates the beginnings of plague. Drawing by A.L. Tarter via Wikimedia Commons

Denise Mina’s Top 10 Small-Town Noir Novels

The bestselling crime writer helps us dive into the seamy underbelly of charming small towns

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Lynsey May

New Writing: extract from 'The Miraculous Return of Flora Whyte' by Lynsey May

Read an extract from New Writer Awardee Lynsey's forthcoming novel

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New Writing: extract from 'Mr Summers' by Brian Hamill

Read an extract from 2013 New Writers Awardee Brian Hamill's short story, Mr Summers

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Sylvia Hehir

New Writing: extract from 'Safe Ground' by Sylvia Hehir

Read an extract from 2013 New Writers Awards recipient Sylvia Hehir's YA novel

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Students at work during Jenni Fagan's visit

Jenni Fagan pulls words from students' heads

The author inspires students at Ardnamurchan High School during Book Week Scotland

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