Our A-Z is an ambitious compilation of information about Edinburgh. As we refine, polish, and discover things anew, please tell us if there’s anything you’d like to see added here so we can build our literary knowledge together.

It’s Edinburgh’s A-Z – happy browsing!


Muriel Spark was an award wining Scottish novelist. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Spark’s literary career spanned periods living in Britain, Ne... Read more

The author who gave us the irrepressible Miss Jean Brodie is honoured by a society based in Edinburgh, which she named ‘he... Read more


Nan Shepherd was a Scottish novelist whose work is imbued with a strong sense wonder at the beauty of the Scotland she knew and loved. Born in East... Read more

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