New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Every year it publishes the very best from both emerging and established writers, and lists many of the leading literary lights of Scotland among its past (and present) contributors. New Writing Scotland 30: A Little Touch of Cliff in the Evening is the latest collection of excellent contemporary literature, drawn from a wide cross-section of Scottish culture and society, and includes new work by - among many others - Lin Anderson, Ron Butlin, Valerie Gillies, Alasdair Gray, Andrew Greig, Agnes Owens, and the Glasgow comic-book duo metaphrog.
Publisher: Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 24 mm
"There are no grand themes, no presiding hierarchical values at the core of this latest collection of New Writing Scotland. But there are voices, a disparate horde of them firmly set in the Scottish tradition of writing intended to entertain, arrest and provoke ... Established names - Alasdair Gray, Agnes Owens, Ron Butlin, Stewart Conn, Neal Ascherson, Andrew Greig, Christopher Whyte, Lesley Glaister, Maoilios Caimbeul and Valerie Gillies - are steady presences. But the collection derives invaluable added strength from its democracy of openness, by accepting 'all forms of writing' from 'writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination', reminding readers that 'Scotland is an attitude of mind'." - The Scotsman