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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

October reads: Books to get you in the mood for Halloween

October. Leaves start falling from the trees, the warm jumpers start making an appearance, and my bloodstream is ninety percent Pumpkin Spice Latte. ‘Tis...

Anna Akhmatova: The tragic destiny of a Russian soul

I was walking home. The sun was out. The snow had finally melted and the grass was growing green, so I decided to change...

Inklight Poetry Slam: A review

Thursday night saw an Inklight -St Andrews’ creative writing society who host poetry readings in Aikman’s every so often host an event as part...

John Brockman: Pioneer of scientific literature

The Selfish Gene; The Illusion of Self; The Glass Cage. If you have ever read a book by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, or Nicholas...

An interview with Alexander ‘Sandy’ McCall Smith: The professor who brought...

Alexander ‘Sandy’ McCall Smith has led a deeply unusual life. A renowned expert on medical law and bioethics, in which field he was a...

Chomsky & Ploychroniou, “Optimism over Despair”

The influence of Noam Chomsky's thought over the past half century on the scope and focus of public debate, as a leading intellectual and...

An interview with Bernard Cornwell

Most famous for his 24 novels about the Napoleonic War-era rifleman Richard Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell is perhaps the world’s best-known historical novelist today. Fantastically...

Nordic noir: The best of Icelandic fiction

Nordic Noir may not have the all-pervasive influence over British readers and TV viewers it did a couple of years ago, but it is...

An interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

Hailed in 2016 as “America’s greatest living science fiction writer” by The New York Times no less, and officially declared a “living legend” by...

The cult of celebrity and young fiction

If you visit the children’s section in almost every bookshop now, you will be confronted by a rather surprising phenomenon. Leaping out again and...