BookSpace: The German Room; The Art of Coorie; Beautiful Country Burn Again; Crocodile; Here We Fucking Go
Chiara Bullen’s October edition of BookSpace reviews some of the latest Scottish literary productions
THE nights are longer, the days are wetter and the temptation to curl up with a good book whilst the rain rages outside is never stronger than in November. Scottish publishers are the ultimate enablers for that temptation this autumn, releasing a wide variety of titles to warm you up and get you through the dreich weather.
The German Room, Carla Maliandi (translated by Frances Riddle)
Nicola Sturgeon expands challenge to get Scotland's children reading
Nicola Sturgeon announces a nationwide roll-out of literacy initiative to secondary schools, libraries and community groups
THE FIRST MINISTER’S READING CHALLENGE, a nationwide initiative to encourage Scotland’s children to read, is to be expanded following a positive evaluation of its impact thus far.
The Reading Challenge, funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Scottish Book Trust, offers resources and guidance to Scottish schools in order to promote reading for pleasure amongst children.
Roch Winds: Can hatred ever be useful in Scottish politics?
CommonSpace speaks to the authors of a new book taking a less than charitable look at contemporary Scottish politics
“WE MIGHT need to simply be destructive for a while,” says Amy Westwell, one of three authors of a new book on post-referendum Scotland.
‘Destructive criticism’ is one of the many contrarian ideas that mark the tract, which seeks to roll back what the authors view as the conformities of the post-referendum era.
5 books making their mark this Christmas
Common Market has a look at five books that are making their mark as part your brand new online marketplaces
YOU CAN find other titles on Common Market from multiple publishers and authors in the books section here.