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In further exciting residency news, Edinburgh-based author David Whiteman was chosen as one of the Writer’s in Residence for this year’s Writer Residency Progamme in Prague, City of Literature. The project Prague – City of Literature, has been running since October 2015, and offers residential stays for writers and translators. There are… read more >>

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As a way of celebrating Burns Day (25 January) the National Library of Scotland will display a special letter from Robert Burns to one of his oldest friends, which has not been seen in public for more than 100 years. The letter was written in August 1786, just weeks after publication of… read more >>

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11 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 show their… read more >>

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As of the 1 of January this year, The The Conan Doyle Pub on York Place has been changed, for now, to The J.K Rowling. The renaming of the pub is only temporary (for fans of Sherlock) and is part of a fascinating and immersive new visual art installation and event… read more >>

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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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