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  • Jennifer Egan

    A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

    Paul Gallagher is joined by The Scotsman features writer Lee Randall and freelance journalist and books blogger Nicola Balkind to discuss Jennifer Egan’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winner A Visit from the Goon Squad, as well as choosing some related reading recommendations

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  • Book Talk Extra: John Burnside full Glister interview

    John Burnside is a Scottish novelist and poet of considerable acclaim – he won the Forward poetry prize for his collection Black Cat Bone in October this year, and his latest novel, A Summer of Drowning , is on the shortlist for the current Costa Fiction prize. Book Talk's Paul Gallagher sat down...

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  • Book Talk: Glister by John Burnside

    Paul Gallagher is joined by The Skinny magazine's books editor Keir Hind and BookRiot.com founding contributor Edd McCracken to discuss John Burnside's 2008 novel Glister , a dark and imaginative novel, rooted in Scottish identity and full of ambiguity. It's an engaging, opinionated discussion -...

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  • Leila Aboulela author of Lyrics Alley

    Lyrics Alley

    A family saga, a continent-spanning narrative and a backdrop of huge cultural and political change

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  • Rebecca Makkai

    The Borrower

    Listen to host Paul Gallagher and guests Pauline McLean and Rachel McCabe discussing The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai.

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  • Jason Donald interview

    Jason Donald's debut novel Choke Chain , which tells the story of two boys growing up in '80s South Africa, received widespread critical acclaim when it was published in early 2009. In this interview with Scottish Book Trust's Olivier Joly, recorded as part of our Online Teacher in Residence...

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  • Online Teacher in Residence Launch with Eric Booth

    A 48 minute recording of the recent Scottish Book Trust’s Online Teachers in Residence launch. First, listen to creative learning consultant Eric Booth speak about the importance of nurturing an intrinsic motivation within pupils to read, write, and create. He also discusses the responsibility that...

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  • The Intersection of Literature, Literacy and Creative Learning by Eric Booth

    The Intersection of Literature, Literacy and Creative Learning by Eric Booth, hosted by Scottish Book Trust. In this 13 minute presentation creative learning consultant, author, and speaker Eric Booth speaks about the importance of nurturing an intrinsic motivation within pupils to read, write, and...

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  • Online Teacher in Residence Launch Discussion

    35 minutes of inspiration, discussion, ideas and tips for teachers and other learning professionals. Renowned creative learning consultant, author and speaker Eric Booth interviews Scottish Book Trust Online Teachers in Residence Michael Stephenson and Lucy Young on their plans for the year and...

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  • Darren Shan Interview

    Darren Shan needs no introduction for his thousands of readers around the world, thanks to the success of his Saga of Darren Shan series, set in a world of vampires at war. Scottish Book Trust's Michael Merillo, a Shan fan himself, interviewed the author at our recent Glasgow event where Darren was...

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  • Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell Interview: Highland Tour

    In September 2009 we took Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell , the creators of the multi-million selling Edge Chronicles , on a two-week long Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour of schools in the Highlands of Scotland.

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  • MG Harris Interview: Ice Shock

    We helped bestselling author MG Harris launch Ice Shock , the second book in her Joshua Files series, with a special Virtual Author event based at Lenzie Academy and beamed to 20 schools across Scotland.

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  • But by Anne Donovan

    Introduction to the story by Alison Stirling

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  • Something In The Pause by Nicola White

    Introduction to the story by Alison Stirling

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