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The Edinburgh International Book Festival is over once again for another year closing on its most successful year yet and the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust team have had a brilliant time with our Story Shop writers. Follow the link below to see some highlights from the last few… read more >>

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JRR Tolkien’s early story The Story of Kullervo is published for the first time this week. The dark tale reveals that Tolkien’s Middle Earth was inspired by Finland – in particularly, the Kalevala. Kullervo’s tale is just one of 50 songs in the Kalevala, an epic of 22,795 verses telling… read more >>

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The Kelpies Prize 2015 winner was announced at Edinburgh International Book Festival last night as debut author Mark Smith with slimy superhero adventure, Slug Boy Saves the World The Kelpies Prize celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and champions the finest new Scottish writing for children. The award was announced last… read more >>

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Poet Elizabeth Burns was taking part in A Potter, a Painter and a Poet, an innovative collaboration inspired by ceramics and an ancient Scottish woodland and including artists’ tours and live events, poetry readings and projections. Elizabeth Burns    1957-2015 To commemorate Elizabeth Burns, there is a poetry reading this Sunday 30 August,… read more >>

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American playwright Gordon Dahlquist has won this year’s James Tait Black Prize for Drama, announced by arts critic for The Herald Neil Cooper last night at the Traverse Theatre. First produced by Undermain Theatre in Texas, the winning play, Tomorrow Come Today is set in the near future where the wealthy… read more >>

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To celebrate our Story Shop writers programme, we hosted our New Writers Reception last week at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with guest speaker, Angela Jackson, former Story Shopper, published author and winner of the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award 2014. Based on her experience as part of… read more >>

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This Saturday and Sunday from 11am, the Edinburgh City of Literature Trust team are emerging from the Edinburgh International Book Festival and popping down the road.  With thanks to Merchiston Publishing, the team will be joined by Craigmillar Literary Trust in Lush on Princes St for a book giveaway and… read more >>

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Novelist Zia Haider Rahman and author, journalist and critic Richard Benson have been named the winners of the James Tait Black Prizes. The winners were announced by broadcaster Sally Magnusson last night at the the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Judged by academics and postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh, each… read more >>

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