Category Archive: year in review 2016

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Henry Bell

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2016 eh, what a shanner. As Gramsci says, the old world is dying etc… so, grief, death anxiety, and more grief are my reads of the year. Liz Lochhead Fugitive Colours (Birlinn, 2016) Liz… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Anne Kniggendorf

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This year I did a lot of binge-reading, mostly of Candice Millard, Anna Quindlen, Margot Livesey, and Neil Gaiman.  My favorite of Millard’s three books was Destiny of the Republic: a Tale of… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Peter Adkins

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Stephen Watts – Republic of Dogs / Republic of Birds (Test Centre, 2016) Written in the late 1980s and rediscovered in 2012, Republic of Dogs / Republic of Birds is the first book-length… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Lyn Marven

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My best reads of 2016 are wishful thinking, an act of fictional construction of a life where I have copious free time to read for pleasure (accompanied by unlimited cups of hot tea,… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: David Ross Linklater

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William Letford‘s Dirt (Carcanet, 2016) was one of my favourite publications this year for sure. He is one of the most exciting Scottish poets writing just now. You should really get yourself a copy,… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Rebecca DeWald

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Regardless of all other events in this bizarre year of 2016, it’s been a very good reading year for me (partly because I finished my PhD and finally seemed to have more brain… Continue reading