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Four lucky writers will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of Edinburgh’s Robert Louis Stevenson with a month-long residence in France. Scottish Book Trust announced the recipients of this year’s Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship as Lynsey May, Alan McKendrick (35), Michael Pedersen and Malachy Tallack. The Fellowship is… read more >>

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Edinburgh has been blessed with four amazing Makars since the honorary role was created by the City of Edinburgh Council in 2002 in support of the application to become the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Now a new website will help spread the word of the talent and hard… read more >>

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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is seeking a Communications Executive and a Project Manager The Communications Executive role is for a graduate with experience in marketing, social media and the communications environment. Excellent organisational and communications skills are key, with solid experience of WordPress websites and a willingness to… read more >>

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Not one but two Edinburgh authors are in the running for one of the UK’s top literary awards. And you would be hard pressed to find two authors so different. Alexander McCall Smith – best known for his Edinburgh series 44 Scotland Street and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency… read more >>

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‘A remarkable thing … something like an Enlightenment. What an achievement!’ – Alexander McCall Smith Edinburgh City Chambers was filled with literary light last night (30th March) as Lord Provost, the Rt Hon Donald Wilson, hosted a reception to mark 10 years of Edinburgh being designated the world’s first UNESCO… read more >>

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Congratulations to Edinburgh artist and children’s writer Catherine Rayner and a very smelly dog called Louie! Catherine’s ninth solo book Smelly Louie has just been named the winner of the Peters Book of the Year 2015 Competition, Picture Book category. Commenting on the award, Catherine said: ‘Awards give a book… read more >>

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival (4-19 April 2015) is not only the biggest science-related festival in Europe, but is also a major partner delivering science shows in the United Arab Emirates. Its very massiveness is fuelled by the huge diversity of artists, scientists, performers, musicians, crafters and writers who are… read more >>

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Edinburgh might not be the biggest of cities but it’s definitely the kind of place you can discover something new every day. Pizza and charismatic school teachers might not be an obvious match, but for PizzaExpress in Edinburgh’s Morningside it seemed a marriage made in heaven. The former Braid Church,… read more >>

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Last Thursday Looking Glass Book was packed for the launch of The Way Out, a new collection of short stories by Vicki Jarrett. Vicki is an alumna of the Trust’s Story Shop project, held every year in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival, where she read Loving the Alien which… read more >>

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