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Five Scottish-based writers have been awarded the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, giving them the opportunity to spend at least one month at the Hôtel Chevillon at Grez-sur-Loing in France to concentrate on a new writing project. The successful writers are: David Leddy  – a playwright based in Glasgow who intends… read more >>

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Read This II is hitting bookstore shelves around Edinburgh. Filled with luscious stuff and increased in number, RT2 is on the shelves at Word Power, the Forest, and also available in the Blind Poet. Look out for copies around Edinburgh University too. Issue Two features locals Tom Hawley and Struan… read more >>

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There are two vacancies currently being advertised by Scottish Book Trust, the Edinburgh-based organisation committed to the support of reading and writing and the promotion of reading and books across Scotland. Press & PR Officer, 2.5 days weekly Salary Scale £22,000 – £24,000 (pro rata) An opportunity for an enthusiastic… read more >>

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The prestigious Blue Peter Book of the Year 2007 has been scooped by one of the UK’s best young writing talents, S F Said, for his book The Outlaw Varjak Paw. The book relates the adventures of the feline martial arts master, Varjak Paw. Blue Peter Young Judge, Thomas, 10,… read more >>

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World Book Day’s Spread the Word campaign to find a ‘hidden gem’. You can go to their website (see below), register and vote for your favourite title. It’s primarily aimed at bookgroups, but individuals can register and vote, and there are book tokens up for grabs every week for doing so. A… read more >>

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Edinburgh University Press is an established publisher of academic books and journals publishing around 100 new books a year in the humanities and social sciences. A rare opportunity has arisen in our books department for a self-motivated Editorial and Marketing Assistant to combine editorial and administrative support for our Head… read more >>

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Project Co-ordinator: Edwin Morgan Archive The Scottish Poetry Library (Edinburgh) is seeking a freelance co-ordinator for its Edwin Morgan Archive project. We are seeking an imaginative and organised individual with experience in facilitating group learning experiences, creating learning resources in collaboration with other contributors, working with schools and teachers, and… read more >>

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The Saltire Society's Awards are made annually on St Andrews Day, and the 2007 winners have just been announced. Winners Book of the Year – Day by AL Kennedy First Book of the Year – Fresh, by Mark McNay   Book of the Year Shortlist Meg Bateman            Soirbheas … read more >>

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Bruntsfield Place is now home to the newest independent bookshop in Edinburgh – The Children’s Bookshop.  Owned and run by publishers Fidra Books, the shop opening to the public on Saturday 10 November, and stocks everything from 1930s adventure stories to contemporary children’s fiction.  There’s even a beautiful selection of… read more >>

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We are delighted to announced the second One Book – One Edinburgh citywide reading campaign, designed to bring Edinburgh’s residents together to read the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story of the darker side of human nature, the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. There will be a new… read more >>

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