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Edinburgh’s Central Library are celebrating National Libraries Day on Saturday 6 February by inviting #artcore, a multi-disciplinary arts project at the heart of Edinburgh’s developing vibrant youth arts scene, to take over the library. Work from the #artcore team will be showcased on the Central Library’s mezzanine floor and includes… read more >>

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Edinburgh author Sara Sheridan is set to have her Mirabelle Bevan novels come to the small screen in a new STV television detective drama by the makers of Taggart and Rebus. Described as ‘a cosy crime noir mystery’, the series starts with Brighton Belle, introducing ex-Secret Service agent Mirabelle Bevan… read more >>

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The third annual Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship to be hosted by the National Library of Scotland has been awarded to poet, novelist, journalist and actor, Angus Peter Campbell. The Fellowship was launched by Creative Scotland in 2013 and provides a writer with time and support to develop their work, in… read more >>

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Edinburgh author, Kate Atkinson has won the 2015 Costa Novel Award for the second time in three years with her ninth novel, A God in Ruins, the sequel to the much acclaimed Life After Life, the winner of the 2013 Costa Novel Award. Scottish award winners include poet Don Paterson… read more >>

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Two teenagers from Edinburgh have been selected by Scottish Book Trust to work on a project aimed at increasing opportunities for young people to access and contribute to literary culture across Scotland. Mikaela Carmichael (16) an aspiring Gaelic poet from Liberton, and Anni Cameron (17), an aspiring poet from Joppa,… read more >>

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Books In Bedrooms bring Edinburgh authors to tourists Signed copies from some of Edinburgh’s most celebrated contemporary authors, including Ian Rankin, Kate Atkinson and Maggie O’Farrell, can be ordered to hotel rooms this week with the launch of the Book Menu at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa. The Book… read more >>

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This season of good cheer, keep the writing pen scratching along amid the advent calendars, the mince pies and the Christmas drinks with The Bridge Awards. Fiction writers are invited to apply for the opportunity to have the opening 5000 words of their novel and a synopsis appraised by award-winning novelist,… read more >>

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As part of Book Week Scotland, this week was the ideal time to celebrate the writing and literary achievements with the Saltire Society Literary Awards taking place last night, Thursday 26 November. Publishers, authors, poets, artists and the Edinburgh literary community gathered together in Central Hall. Edinburgh publishers Canongate were… read more >>

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Scottish poets, Rachel McCrum and Jenny Lindsay, also known as Rally and Broad, have teamed up with the Scottish Poetry Library and Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre to bring a series of special spoken word weekend masterclasses to Scotland in Spring 2016. Three weekend masterclasses will take place with three nationally… read more >>

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As Book Week Scotland 2015 events continue all across Scotland and Edinburgh, the top 3 most shareable quotes from books have been announced by Scottish Book Trust, with Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song taking second place. The online poll attracted almost 1,000 votes, with people being asked to vote for the… read more >>

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