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Two excellent titles on offer this weekend! The Surfacing Cormac James ‘An austere pleasure to read.’-The Guardian The Surfacing is set largely on board a ship in the 1850s, searching for Franklin's lost expedition. It's a challenging and dangerous endeavour in a very...

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Angus Dunn

Sandstone Press is deeply sorry to announce the death of Angus Dunn early on Thursday 27th August 2015 after suffering from motor neurone disease for several months. Angus was a novelist, short story writer and poet who was born and lived in the Highlands of Scotland. He was awarded the RL...

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A Loving Footnote to George Mackay Brown

After George Mackay Brown died in April 1996, an obituarist testified that the poet had been “anything but gregarious”. There followed the tale of a craftsman's solitude, writing from 9am to 1pm at his kitchen table six days in seven, and of a deterrent note pinned to the door of his former...

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Nuala O'Connor on writing Miss Emily

Emily Dickinson’s life is a life of gaps – a frustration for fans and scholars alike, but a joy for the writer who wants to fill those gaps imaginatively There is a certain audacity in taking on an iconic American poet and rendering her fictionally. I am not the first to weave a novel...

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Literature Sector Review Summit 2015

Opening Address for the Sector Review Summit: Tom Pow Literature and Publishing Sector Review 30 July 2015 I have ten minutes to introduce this hugely complex, thorough and ambitious review. I want to reflect briefly on where we have come from, as well as where we are now and where we might...

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