Tag Archive: Freight Books



Kate Tough‘s novel, Keep Walking Rhona Beech (Abacus, 2019) has had an unconventional publication journey, something she wrote about it in a piece for the Scottish Book Trust that you can find here. In this interview,… Continue reading

FORMS OF IMPATIENCE: Vicki Jarrett’s ‘The Way Out’


Vicky Jarrett, The Way Out (Freight, 2015) By Gerard Lee McKeever Writing about the poor is a dangerous game. It is, perhaps, the most dangerous game in literature. The exploration of disadvantaged social… Continue reading

An Oscillatory System: Pippa Goldschmidt’s ‘The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space’


Pippa Goldschmidt, The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space (Glasgow: Freight Books, 2014) by Charlotte Morgan Pippa Goldschmidt has been commended for offering in her collection of short stories a unique vision of… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Laura Waddell


This year I’ve found myself reading more translation, more books by women, and more from independent publishers. The most significant reading experience I’ve had in 2015 has been Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan series translated… Continue reading

A BOX TO CLIMB OUT OF: Anneliese Mackintosh’s Any Other Mouth


Anneliese Mackintosh Any Other Mouth (Freight Books, 2014) by Laura Waddell In one of the short stories that make up this collection, “One Nothing Everything,” the narrator describes writing from her hospital bed one… Continue reading