A poignant true story set in 17th Century Iceland awaits visitors to the Winter Words Festival at Pitlochry Festival Theatre tomorrow. Broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson will talk about her debut novel, The Sealwoman’s Gift, a reimagining of the plight of the women and children involved in a 1627 Icelandic pirate raid.
Why religion rather than UK identity has been a ‘greater influence’ on Scottish literature and culture over 300 years
St Andrews University Wardlaw Professor of Modern History Colin Kidd tells Michael Alexander why religion rather than UK identity has been the major influence on Scottish literature over the past 300 years.
‘Library closures are the death of civilisation’, warns global bestseller Peter May ahead of Perth talk
Global bestseller Peter May will be talking about his latest book I’ll Keep You Safe in Perth on January 17. Michael Alexander chatted to him about his career, Brexit - and his anger over library closures.
Global bestseller Peter May will be talking about his latest book I’ll Keep You Safe in Perth on January 17.
Is it viable to re-open the St Andrews and Levenmouth rail links? St Andrews University educated historian and author David Ross shares his view with Michael Alexander as he discusses his new book - Getting the Train: The History of Scotland's railways.
Four years ago, a happy holiday ended in sadness when the Arbuthnott family’s pet Siamese cat Oscar disappeared on the ferry as they travelled from South Uist back to the mainland.
Ahead of a Dundee talk for Book Week Scotland, best-selling author and app entrepreneur Rohan Gunatillake tells Michael Alexander why he believes there's no need to switch off technology to bring calmness into life.
‘It’s been a privilege to photograph St Andrews and its people for 50 years’, says legendary snapper Peter Adamson
A new book by legendary St Andrews photographer Peter Adamson and renowned writer Dr Lorn Macintyre has captured the essence of the town in pictures and words. Michael Alexander caught up with the talented pair ahead of the book’s launch.
Sometimes the best ideas are born over a glass (or two) of wine – or, in Matthew Fitt and James Robertson’s case, a plate of mince and tatties. Back in 2002, as the two local writers tucked into the traditional dish, they found themselves agreeing that there were too few good books in Scots for children and that they should do something about it.
The final instalment in an exclusive Courier serialisation of celebrated writer James Robertson’s biography on the Bard of Dundee.