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“The AR exhibition is part of a public engagement project for the venue following a large scale restoration of the building from 2010 to 2012. Stories and memories about the building were collected and artefacts, donated by the public or on loan from City of Edinburgh collections, were used to… read more >>

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A new exhibition at Edinburgh Central Library charts the changing role of one of Edinburgh’s most iconic venues, the Assembly Rooms. Since January 1787 the Assembly Rooms on George Street in Edinburgh’s elegant Georgian New Town has been an important part of the city’s creative, literary and social whirl. Items… read more >>

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The UK’s most lucrative prize for unpublished authors is open opens for entries! The Dundee International Book Prize 2015 has a £10,000 cash prize and a coveted publishing contract with Cargo Publishing up for grabs. Budding authors are invited to enter their debut novels for the Prize – which last… read more >>

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Now’s the chance for children all over Scotland to choose their favourite books for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards! Each year nine books by authors and illustrators living and working in Scotland are shortlisted across three age categories (Bookbug readers 3-7 years, Younger Readers 8-11 years, Older Readers 12-16 years).… read more >>

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Hollywood comes to StAnza this year with the international poetry festival being opened by actor Clive Russell, known for his roles as Brynden ‘Blackfish’ Tully in Game of Thrones, Chief Inspector Fred Abberline in Ripper Street and Phil Nail in Coronation Street. The actor was raised in Fife and as… read more >>

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival, in association with Faber & Faber, will be presenting renowned author Kazuo Ishiguro talking about his new novel The Buried Giant in March at the Lyceum Theatre. This is a rare appearance by the writer of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me… read more >>

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One of the newest Cities of Literature, Dunedin in New Zealand has an impeccable literary heritage which started with one of its founding fathers being the nephew of a certain Robert Burns. Now the ties between Scotland and New Zealand and between Edinburgh and Dunedin are being strengthened even more… read more >>

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Ten talented recipients of this year’s Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards – including four from Edinburgh – have been announced, each receiving a £2,000 cash award and a tailored package including mentoring from writers and industry professionals, training in public relations, social media and performance and the opportunity to… read more >>

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The finalists for the Costa Short Story Award 2014 have been announced and Edinburgh’s Lucy Ribchester is on the list for her story The Glassblower’s Daughter! Six writers are on the shortlist, with the winner of £3,500 first prize announced at the Costa Book Awards ceremony in London on Tuesday… read more >>

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Vicki Jarrett is an alumna of our 2013 Story Shop programme at the Edinburgh International book Festival, and we’re delighted to hear that her debut collection of short stories The Way Out will be published by Freight Books in March 2015. Called ‘Warm yet chilling, barbed but sensuous, gruesome then… read more >>

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