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READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Rosie Mapplebeck


As someone who tells stories for a living I find myself reading very widely, for background about material and to understand my audience. This was the first year I have managed to attend… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2016: Henry Bell


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: David Ross Linklater


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