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My Top Ten Non-fiction Books 2012

I tend to read more novels than non-fiction, but I did read plenty of cracking non-fic books this year, and a real mixed bag of topics and styles. Here are the best: 1. John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead (Vintage) Essays from … Continue reading

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Books I reviewed in August (and some I didn’t manage to)

Considering this is only mid-September, I’m not even all that late with this chat, which is unlike me these days. Didn’t review all that many in August, as I was away on holiday and all that jazz. In addition to … Continue reading

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10 Random Observations from the Edinburgh International Book Festival (So Far)

1. Jens Lapidus is not only a brilliant thriller writer, but a very lovely bloke. 2. The Elsewhere collection is a thing of real beauty. 3. Irvine Welsh is a sweetheart. 4. The staff get nicer and more helpful every … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Books of the Year so far

We’re past halfway through the year. So here are my favourite books of the first six months of 2012 in chronological order, with links to reviews where possible: Frank Bill, Crimes in Southern Indiana (William Heinemann) Shalom Auslander, Hope: A … Continue reading

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Books I reviewed in May (and some I didn’t)

I know, I know, we’re past halfway into June, but fuck it, I’ve been busy, right? Anyway, May was a cracking month, with loads of fantastic books read and reviewed. I reviewed for the Indy on Sunday, Scotland on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Trailer for HIT & RUN

OK, so last week me and Ewan Morrison went out driving around Edinburgh, pretending to crash the car and filming it. It was rather surreal, especially when a car went past thinking we really had hit someone. I got soaked … Continue reading

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“What is it with you and car crashes?”

OK, so had my first ever event based on Hit & Run at the weekend there, a joint event at the Margins Festival in The Arches alongside fantastic writer and pal Helen FitzGerald, hosted by the equally talented Anneliese Mackintosh … Continue reading

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