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Looking for love in all the wrong places? Have you tried a book? As part of Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust offers to help you find your literary love match. So far the City of Literature Trust Office has been matched with Rebus (?!), Sherlock Homes, Charlotte Gray and… read more >>

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Published today is a whole new take on Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns. Edinburgh writers Gordon Rennie and Emma Beeby have written a graphic novel portraying world-renowned Scottish poet Robbie Burns battling spooky forces called Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter. Influenced by Burns’ masterpiece Tam o’ Shanter, it ponders what if the… read more >>

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Book Week Scotland got off to a flying start yesterday with the unveiling of the first of five special artworks in libraries around Scotland ‘Under the Shy Moon’ was created by artist Rachel Barron at Stockbridge Library in Edinburgh and takes the form of a vinyl installation along walls and… read more >>

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The long-list for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced. One-hundred and forty-two books, sixteen languages and a world of readers as libraries from one-hundred and fourteen cities around the globe nominated their favourites. From Edinburgh Kate Atkinson and Maggie O’Farrell are longlisted for Life After Life… read more >>

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Book Week Scotland is here once more, and from 24to 30 November all Scotland and its people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. This year, as part of Book Week Scotland, every… read more >>

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As part of Homecoming 2014, artist Sven Werner invites you to take a trip whilst staying still with Station Stories. This immersive installation by Cryptic Associate, Werner, invites travellers and commuters to leave the noisy bustling modern station concourse behind and climb aboard a gramophone-powered train carriage whizzing through the countryside,… read more >>

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Edinburgh City of Literature Trust scooped the Creative Edinburgh City Award last week, but it’s not the only City of Literature to have won recognition for its activities. Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature‘s Reykjavik Reads Festival, held annually during the month of October, received the 2014 Jónas Hallgrímsson Award on… read more >>

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Twenty-one years on from the publication of the novel Trainspotting and eighteen years on from the film, it looks like Renton, Sick Boy and the rest could be making a return to the big screen. Author Irvine Welsh has indicated that the feud between Ewan McGregor and director Danny Boyle… read more >>

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A major archive of one of the leading 20th century figures is now open to the public. Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor was the finest travel writer of his generation and has been described as ‘a cross between Indiana Jones, Graham Greene and James Bond’. He was a decorated war hero,… read more >>

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Children and teenagers in Craigmillar are sharpening their pencils, ready for the 18th Craigmillar Book Festival. Creativity is the theme of the festival and everyone will get a chance to create their own stories and illustrations, inspired by the great line-up of visiting writers and illustrators. Kate Frame from Craigmillar… read more >>

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