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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 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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