Monthly Archives: September 2016

Big Issue Books Round-Up

As ever, I’ve been super-mega-slack at posting up my book reviews in the Big Issue magazine. So here they are with links and short summaries: William Letford, Dirt (Carcanet) – playful and sublime poetry Paul Muldoon, Selected Poems 1968-2014 (Faber & Faber) – playful … Continue reading

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Bloody Scotland!

It’s time for Bloody Scotland! Here we go! See yeh there!

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I’m off to Barga, Italy tomorrow!

You might not know but I’m captain of the Scotland Writers FC. Anyhoo, we’re off to Barga in Tuscany this weekend to play against our Italian writer counterparts as part of Barga’s Scottish Weekend. We’ll also be performing readings and music … Continue reading

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The Jump is shortlisted for The McIlvanney Prize!

Shit just got real. The Jump has been shortlisted for The McIlvanney Prize, for best Scottish crime novel. It’s up against some big hitters (and friends) – honoured to be in such fine company. Details here. The winner is announced next … Continue reading

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