Scottish Publisher Showcase: Amplfying Voices
Get a taste of the breadth of Scotland’s vibrant publishing landscape from the shores of Leith to the Isle of Lewis. With 100-plus publishers in our small country, we celebrate and amplify the voices of the established and debut publishers who, despite the odds, continue to find and bring fresh voices to readers.
This showcase event is chaired by Scottish broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson and you’ll also see some familiar literary faces making an appearance. Featuring every kind of writing from graphic novels, children’s and young adult books to literature in translation, we spotlight the latest brave and bold literature emerging from Scotland’s publishing scene. Presented in partnership with Publishing Scotland.
Nicky and Kenny's mum is coming to visit for the first time in years. But when an outdoor adventure to take their minds off everything goes from bad to worse, there's a chance that not everyone will make it home alive... Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant, or dyslexic readers aged 13+.
Lili, a young athlete in present day, and Olympic hero Eric Liddell in 1944, prepare for the race of their lives in this inspiring dual narrative about sport and perseverance.
It is 1927 and Gereon Rath experiences a city in a state of ecstasy. Cocaine, illegal night clubs, street riots between the rising Nazis and the communists. The young and ambitious inspector, new in town and ordered to work for the vice squad, meddles with the investigations to a murder - and is not yet aware that he has stirred up a hornet's nest.
Berlin 1930. Sound film is conquering the big screen, leaving many by the wayside: producers, cinema owners - and silent film stars. Investigating the violent on-set death of actress Betty Winter, Inspector Gereon Rath encounters the dark side of glamour and an industry in turmoil.
Berlin, 1931. A power struggle is taking place in Berlin's underworld. The American gangster Abraham Goldstein is in residence at the Hotel Excelsior. As a favour to the FBI, the police put him under surveillance with Detective Gereon Rath on the job.
July 1932. When a drowned man is found in a freight elevator in Haus Vaterland, the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, Inspector Gereon Rath is called in to investigate.
The fifth novel in the internationally successful Gereon Rath series by Volker Kutscher, translated by Niall Sellar. Now also an internationally successful television series titled Babylon Berlin.
Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.
A lyrical tale of family secrets and self-discovery. Denis knows his mother kept things from him. His godmother, Clemence, knows the truth. In rich, sensuous prose, Roberts interweaves Denis's search for answers with Clemence's memories of the time she spent working for Matisse.
Selected speeches given by Nicola Sturgeon between 2014 and 2020.
A brutal triple murder in a remote northwestern crofting community in 1869 leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. There's no question that Macrae landed the savage blows, but what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he insane? And will he swing for his wicked acts?
A novel of the Iolaire disaster
Imani is a foundling. Raised by nuns on a Northumbrian Island, she grows up with an increasing sense of displacement. After the death of her biological mother, Imani travels to Ghana - beginning a journey of self-discovery that illuminates the stories we all tell to make ourselves whole.
A poisoned breeze blows across the waves ... Operation Cauldron, 1952: Top-secret germ warfare experiments on monkeys and guinea pigs are taking place aboard a vessel moored off the Isle of Lewis. Local villagers Jessie and Duncan encounter strange sights on the deserted beach nearby and suspect the worst.
London, 1965. A young woman believes that a charismatic psychotherapist, Collins Braithwaite, has driven her sister to suicide. Intent on confirming her suspicions, she assumes a false identity and presents herself to him as a client.
The new novel by one of the most exciting and entertaining writers to have emerged from Scotland in the past decade
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE MONTHLRB BOOK OF THE WEEKCAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTHRoss Raymond and Johnny McLaughlin are two fanboys dedicated to the Airdrie post-punk scene of the early '80s - the glory years - when anything and everything seemed possible.