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    At Night All Blood Is Black

    The prize-winning story of a Senegalese soldier in the trenches, told in hypnotic, powerful prose. Winner of the 2021 International Booker Prize.

    In Memory of Memory

    With the death of her aunt, Maria Stepanova is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life in Russia. Carefully reassembled, these shards tell the story of how a seemingly ordinary Jewish family managed to survive the twentieth century.


    Jenni Fagan says:

    Kafka is cited as an influence on many Scottish writers from Trocchi, Kelman, Tom Leonard, Alan Warner, Ali Smith to myself and many more.

    The Metamorphosis is a brilliant modernist story and it greatly inspired in some way, my approach for Luckenbooth.

    The very first English translation of this was done by Willa and Edwin Muir in Scotland. Willa was one of Scotland’s foremost feminists and writers.

    Scottish writers have long been heavily influenced by European modernist literature, we are linked in our surrealism, darkness, intellect, the use of horror and social subversion to expose the undesirable truths of humanity.

    The Dangers Of Smoking In Bed

    A masterpiece of contemporary Gothic from the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire.

    The Employees

    The crew of the Six-Thousand ship consists of those who were born, and those who were created. Those who will die, and those who will not. As human and humanoid employees alike come to long for the same things: warmth and closeness. Loved ones who have passed. Our shared, far-away Earth, which now only persists in memory.

    The War Of The Poor

    A short, brutal tale by the author of The Order of The Day: the story of a moment in Europe's history when the poor rose up and banded together behind a fiery preacher, to challenge the entrenched powers of the ruling elite.

    When We Cease To Understand The World

    A Guardian and New Statesman book of the year, now in paperback - the fast-paced, mind-expanding literary work about scientific discovery and the unsettled distinction between genius and madness

    To The Lighthouse

    Jenni Fagan says:

    Her evocation of the Hebrides as a place in which the sea is ‘stretched like silk across the bay,’ earns its place here, her ability to move between characters, location and landscape is something that reminds me of walking around Edinburgh in all seasons.

    Virginia Woolf’s use of stream of consciousness and free indirect is an influence. I understood it more after reading How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman too as he uses it to such a high standard.

    I too have a love for Skye and all Scottish Islands, so this novel takes me there. Luckenbooth starts on an unnamed island, a tiny one, far North, where Jessie MacRae (my protagonist) was raised.

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