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This year, Message from the Skies will reveal a brand new short story by bestselling writer Val McDermid called New Year’s Resurrection. The work has been commissioned by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and brings together leading artists from a variety of art forms. In October of this year,… read more >>

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Last night, beneath the eyes of Muriel Spark, the National Library of Scotland celebrated the launch of its new exhibition, The International Style of Muriel Spark. National Librarian John Scally (NLS) opened the launch event, commenting on the way in which the exhibition is set to reveal facts about Muriel… read more >>

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As the year draws to a close, literary Edinburgh gathered once more in Central Hall on 30 Nov to celebrate the shortlist of talented Scottish writers selected for this year’s Saltire Literary Awards, and to discover who the winners of each category were. The winner of each individual book award wins… read more >>

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This month, Edinburgh City of Literature is delighted to offer free, guided walking tours of our illuminated Stars & Stories lightbox trail in the Canongate area of the Royal Mile. The tour lets you explore 24 beautiful light boxes displaying quotations which shine a light on the print and publishing history… read more >>

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To celebrate  Book Week Scotland 2017, Publishing Scotland has announce ScotBookFlood. Inspired by the unique tradition of book gifting in Iceland (Jolabokaflod), ScotBookFlood is set to celebrate Scottish-Nordic links and encourage thoughtful book giving in the run-up to Christmas. Jolabokaflod (which translates roughly as ‘Christmas book flood’) is the Icelandic… read more >>

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Book Week Scotland is back again for another week-long celebration of books and reading and is organised by the Scottish Book Trust. It officially kicked off today and will run up until 3 Dec. Curated around the theme of Nourish, the programme of events is spread across four key strands: Justice… read more >>

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It is no secret that over the years, Edinburgh has been the source of a great deal of inspiration for the writers who have lived in and visited the city, including the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Dame Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin, and J.K. Rowling. Thanks to LitLong: Edinburgh – an… read more >>

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Blackwell’s Bookshop in Edinburgh celebrated the launch of the 10th year of its Children’s Giving Tree today with previous Edinburgh Makar, Ron Butlin. Every year Blackwell’s Bookshop organises its Children’s Giving Tree, a special way for customers to gift a book to a child in Edinburgh who is living in difficult… read more >>

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