Ahead of the release of his latest book Daniel Defoe’s Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain, author Stuart Campbell talks about his peculiar travel log, his thoughts on literature and his work as a mental health trainer.
A “cracker” of an Angus literary mystery has been immortalised in verse by a local Robert Burns enthusiast.
An intimate fiction festival celebrating Scotland’s “second biggest export” will take place at Glamis Castle next year.
What is the connection between Couttie’s Wynd and a king of Scotland? Which eminent Dundee citizen was born in the Punjab and is commemorated in a street name? And which Second World War flying ace, who ended up in Colditz, has a city square named after him?
The spiritual pull of Iona has influenced writers for centuries, and now its legacy is explored by St Andrews University Professor Robert Crawford in his latest publication – ‘The Book of Iona: An Anthology’. Michael Alexander met him.
A literary work that celebrates the concept of “voyaging” will be launched in Dundee this month.
The Sellout by Paul Beatty was last night named the first US-penned book to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in its 48-year history.
Move over Rabbie Burns! Has history overlooked a working class 19th century Dundee writer known as the People’s Poet? MICHAEL ALEXANDER spoke to a Dundee literary expert to find out more.
Growing up in St Andrews, Peter Herron was no stranger to colourful tales from the town’s often dark and turbulent past.
Turbulent scenes on the streets of Perth a century ago are brought to life in a new novel about the struggle for women’s votes.