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To mark the 500 years of printing and publishing in Scotland, Publishing Scotland – the industry and promotion body for publishers in Scotland – is teaming up with Edinburgh University and the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature team to run a massive Book Swap in the City on Tuesday 1… read more >>

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Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and numerous other prizes, makes a first appearance this year in the Galaxy British Book Awards. In the shortlists announced today, Khaled Hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, both published by Bloomsbury, is another star… read more >>

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In July 2008, Virginia Commonwealth University will host its 9th Glasgow Artists and Writers Workshops at Glasgow School of Art. This program brings together visual artists, poets and fiction writers, and students of Scottish literature and art history. Scottish writers who have participated regularly include A. L. Kennedy and W.… read more >>

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Writer and comedian Rory Bremner has been confirmed as the host of this year’s Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book Awards as the shortlisted titles for each category are announced. He will be MC for the awards event which this year takes place at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose on… read more >>

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Following the announcement that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport plans to reduce Public Lending Right (PLR) funding, the Scottish Society of Authors has passed around a request for support through a 10 Downing Street e-petition, to protest at the cuts.  Public Lending Right is the right for authors,… read more >>

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Ten new Quick Reads titles are being published on the 6th of March 2008. In the last two years, Quick Reads have firmly established themselves as the perfect books for people who have lost the reading habit or who struggle to read long and complicated books and for avid readers… read more >>

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The Award is currently calling for entries, with an entry deadline is 31 March, the prize winners will be announced at a ceremony at the National Library of Scotland in May.  Submission guidelines can be on the National Library website at http://www.nls.uk/ and at http://www.scottish-pamphlet-poetry.com/. The Callum Macdonald Memorial Award is… read more >>

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Would you like to work alongside Charles Darwin, Lord Byron and Jane Austen? A unique and exciting opportunity to help bring to life one of the world's literary treasures has arisen from the National Library of Scotland's acquisition of the John Murray Archive (1768-1920). The archive comprises over 150,000 items,… read more >>

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We announced extra events to tie in with our One Book – One Edinburgh citywide reading campaign: to get all the latest news, including links to our Facebook discussion forum.   Graphic Novel Events The sold out book launch for the new graphic novel of Jekyll and Hyde proved so… read more >>

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A one-year professional development programme for first-time novelists. Adventures in Fiction is proud to present five subsidized placements for first-time novelists of commercial and literary fiction, including one for crime and one for fiction for children and young people (9+). The placements, which have an individual value of over £2,750 will… read more >>

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