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2010 James Tait Black Prizes go to AS Byatt and John Carey

The weather in Edinburgh today reverted to “norm” with lashings of rain and wind that made the marquees of the Book Festival in Charlotte Square creak and flap like the sails of multi-masted schooners.  It’s a rather disconcerting experience to … Continue reading

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In memory of Janet Coats – 90th Anniversary of Scotland’s oldest Literary Prize

It’s not every day that you get a chance to claim a bit of Scottish literary history!  This Friday – 21 August – marks the 90th anniversary of the presentation of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize which was set … Continue reading

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Anne Enright at the Edinburgh Book Festival

There is something extraordinarily rewarding about hearing an author speak when you’ve previously only read her work: the spoken word versus the written, I suppose, or maybe it’s just the voice.  Anyway, I was delighted to have the chance to … Continue reading

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