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To mark the 10th anniversary of Edinburgh being designated the world’s first City of Literature, Edinburgh City of Literature Trust commissioned Christine de Luca, current Makar, to write a poem. Through the Traffic of Tongues was read by Christine at a full meeting of City of Edinburgh Council this morning… read more >>

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Go beyond the mainstream with the 18th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair, which kicks off today! Organised by the fabulous Word Power Books, this yearly festival prides itself in shining a spotlight on the themes, writers and small independent presses sometimes lost in the bigger picture of the book trade.… read more >>

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We recently reported that Martin MacInnes, a participant in the Trust’s Story Shop project at the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival, had been shortlisted for the £10,000 Manchester Writing Competition Fiction Prize. Well, following an awards ceremony at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester on Friday 17th October, Martin was… read more >>

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We’re absolutely delighted to hear that Martin MacInnes, who was a Story Shop participant in 2013 with his story Disappointed European, has been shortlisted for the £10,000 Manchester Writing Competition. Founded by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy in 2008, the competition attracts thousands of entries from around the world. The… read more >>

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Edinburgh’s literary community has an excellent showing in the shortlists for the Saltire Society Literary Awards. Publishers are to the fore with Edinburgh University Press shortlisted three times in two categories, twice in the Research Book of the Year category, and alongside near neighbours Birlinn for History Book of the… read more >>

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Head along to Cockenzie House and Gardens during the first weekend of November for the first ever Write by the Shore Book Festival. Set in a picture-perfect late 17th century Laird’s house, this small but perfectly formed book festival has invited some excellent authors to the historic spot, including Edinburgh… read more >>

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Another little bit of Edinburgh City of Literature appeared on a building in our sister City of Literature, Krakow. As part of the Poems On The Walls project in Bracka Street, Krakow a different poem is displayed each night from daybreak till 2 a.m.. A line from Duncan Ban MacIntyre’s… read more >>

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