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Congratulations to Edinburgh University's creative writing fellow Dilys Rose, who recently won the McCash Scots Poetry Prize with Sailmaker's Palm. Second prize in the competition went to Liz Niven, while Sheila Templeton was awarded third place.  Over 300 entries were received for the competition, which is jointly sponsored by Glasgow University and… read more >>

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We are pleased to announce that one of Edinburgh’s literary delights, Makar’s Court, has recently commemorated three more authors.  Joining Scotland’s greats immortalised in Edinburgh sandstone are James Bridie (1888-1951), Fionn MacColla (1906-1975) and David Daiches (1912-2005).  The first stone in Makar’s Court, dedicated to fourteenth century poet John Barbour, was… read more >>

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From 15 May to 23 July 2006 Edinburgh is being invaded by 100 lifesize fibre glass cows, and Literature cow Moo Moo Ramotswe is among them.

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Words come alive in Melrose this June as the third annual Borders Book Festival arrives at the historic town. From Thursday 22 June until Sunday 25 June, go along and take part in the host of events for children and adults alike, or simply soak up the Festival atmosphere in… read more >>

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The Debut Authors Festival, the first festival dedicated to new writers, will take place at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 June. Introducing the most exciting new writers from Britain and beyond, the Festival will focus on how the writers chose what to write about, how they… read more >>

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Edinburgh, recently designated first ever world 'City of Literature' by UNESCO, will host the inaugural Man Booker International Prize ceremony in June this year. The Man Booker International Prize will recognize one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. A Judges' List of eighteen contenders for the inaugural prize… read more >>

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