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New Writers Awards 2014 Announced

Scottish Book Trust Unveils Recipients of New Writers Awards 2014 A pioneering web developer, a former top advertising executive, two self-published writers and a singer-songwriter who has supported Runrig, King Creosote and Newton Faulkner are among the 11 recipients of this year’s Scottish Book...

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Book Week Scotland Literary Quiz Reaches 1 Million Users

A literary quiz created to promote Book Week Scotland 2013 has officially gone viral, with over 1.15 million people using it in the space of just two weeks. The Facebook app, created at a cost of just £650, takes the form of a quiz which enables the user to find out which fictional character they...

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The Favourite Scottish Novel is Revealed

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh has emerged as the winner of Book Week Scotland’s poll to find the favourite Scottish novel of the last 50 years . Over 8,800 votes were cast in the search for the nation’s favourite novel, with 1 in 10 votes going to Welsh’s debut novel about drug addiction in...

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Pillars of Gaelic pop art in the community: Book Week Scotland public art installation revealed in Inverness

Today (Wednesday 27 November) as part of Book Week Scotland 2013 , an art installation was revealed at Inverness Library. Created by artist Gabriella Di Tano, pop art coverings will wrap around the columns of Inverness Library with the statement “ Bhiodh daoine a’ leughadh na h-aimsir: mar...

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Glass, Paper, Scissors: Book Week Scotland art installation revealed in Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Today (Tuesday 26 November) as part of Book Week Scotland 2013 , a permanent art installation was revealed at Banchory Library in Aberdeenshire. Created by artist Eleanor Stewart, the installation takes the form of a beautiful paper mural depicting a lady full of stories stretching across the...

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The writing is on the wall - Book Week Scotland public art installation revealed in Castlemilk, Glasgow

Today (Monday 25 November) as part of Book Week Scotland 2013 , a permanent art installation was revealed at Castlemilk Library in Glasgow. Created by artist David Galletly the art mural forest of colourful talking trees whisper the inspiring statement “ Reading is liberation, language is power...

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Katie Morag and the Live Internet Broadcast

Mairi Hedderwick Event a Highlight of Book Week Scotland Popular Scottish author and illustrator Mairi Hedderwick is set to be the star of a fantastic free event on Thursday 28 November, which will be broadcast live over the internet to tens of thousands of pupils across the world as part of Book...

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Every P1 child to get three free books during Book Week Scotland

As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, the week-long celebration of reading taking place between 25 November and 1 December, Scottish Book Trust will gift three free picture books to every primary 1 child in Scotland. The books, all by Scottish authors and illustrators, will be gifted in the Bookbug...

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The Search is on for the Favourite Scottish Book

As part of Book Week Scotland 2013 (25 Nov to 1 Dec), Scottish Book Trust is launching a search for the favourite Scottish Book of the last 50 years . Members of the public can visit www.bookweekscotland.com to choose from a shortlist of 50 titles compiled by author and literary critic Stuart Kelly...

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Scottish Book Trust Nurtures Young Writing Talent: Young Writers Awards 2014

Zara Munro (15) from Dalbeattie, Jamie Rodney (16) from Glasgow and Varshini Vijayakumar (17) from Edinburgh have been named as the recipients of Scottish Book Trust’s Young Writers Awards 2014. Over 100 young people aged between 14 and 17 applied for the awards, with the recipients receiving a...

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