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Following on from Martin MacInnes’ win at the Manchester Writing Competition, Catherine Simpson – Story Shop participant in 2012 and 2013 – will be published by Sandstone Press in 2015. Her novel Truestory is the story of Sam, an autistic boy, whose family is disintegrating around him. Is the arrival… read more >>

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The Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust has appointed a new Chair to their Board of Trustees. The charity will now be headed by Abigail Carney, an Edinburgh-based consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach, with over 30 years’ experience. She has 20 years of experience in a range of performing arts,… read more >>

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The Trust is delighted to announce that Christine de Luca, the Edinburgh Makar, has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award for her latest collection, Dat Trickster Sun. The Award, for an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK between July 2013 and June 2014,… read more >>

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Edinburgh City Libraries invites you to their first ‘Gourmet Reads’ event, a unique dining experience. Ian Rankin will kick off the events with dinner at the Apex International Hotel in the Heights private dining area with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle on 30th October. Future guests will include Alex Grey,… read more >>

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You can visit Edinburgh in Krakow this weekend as representatives of Edinburgh’s literary life are guests of our colleagues at Krakow City of Literature. As part of the Conrad Festival, events will explore how Edinburgh inspires writers, poetry and creative industries through talks and readings from Christine de Luca, the… read more >>

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Don’t forget that the deadline for applications to the £10,000 Literary Tourism Innovation Fund is 31 October. The fund aims to support the “Edinburgh 2020 tourism strategy”. As such, it will focus on projects which strengthen Edinburgh’s appeal as a literary destination and thus broaden the city’s literary tourism. Applications… read more >>

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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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