First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will join writers Alexander McCall Smith and Ian Rankin for a special event in Edinburgh later this month to celebrate the life and work of Dame Muriel Spark.
Inmates are brushing up on the horrors of the holocaust, according to a new study of reading habits at Tayside’s biggest prison.
A 2,500 year old guide to warfare is one of the most popular books among inmates at Castle Huntly prison near Dundee.
The Wind In The Willows and Tarka The Otter are among 10 works shortlisted for a public poll to find the nation’s favourite nature book.
Ever wondered if you’re reading the right books and listening to the best songs of the year?
Dundee University issued fines totalling more than £40,000 for overdue library books in one year, new figures have revealed.
Every year, several books or compendia of the best whiskies are published and nominate various whiskies from all over the world as their top 20, or top 10, or top five, whiskies—and newspaper headlines broadcast whatever the top nominee is. And very often the whisky is not Scotch.
Twenty years on from its release, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been translated into Scots.
Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks has compared his work as a writer of fiction to life on the big screen. The star of Big, Philadelphia and Forrest Gump spoke at London’s Southbank Centre as he launched a compilation of short stories, Uncommon Type.
The Crumleys, like the Marras, were a Lochee tribe. It’s just possible that Michael and I threw snowballs at each other when some lads from St Mary’s primary (the Mary’s) came up the hill to Ancrum Road primary (the Anky) to mix it up a bit whenever winter obliged with a decent snowfall.