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Friday, December 13, 2019

Doli temeris: Remembering Seamus Heaney

In the first in a three-part series, Tamar Ziff takes a look at the work of Heaney

Revisiting the future: How I Live Now

Critically acclaimed and internationally recognised, How I Live Now, is a narrative exploration of a romantic affair that becomes a victim to circumstance in the...

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...

How to be a Slam Poet

I was sitting on the library toilet the other day when my gaze was caught by the ‘Stanza poetry festival’ poster. It got me...

J’Accuse: Emile Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Why, when questioned by his colleagues at Vanity Fair, did the acerbic and brilliant writer Christopher Hitchens choose Emile Zola - the largely forgotten...

Harper Lee to write a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird

I’ve already pre-ordered my copy

Reviewed: The Letters of Ivor Punch

Ellen Ridsdale reviews the debut novel of acclaimed Scottish musician Colin MacIntyre

The key is gaining the reader’s trust: An evening with Julian...

The blossoming collaboration of the Booker Foundation and St Andrews University continued last week with the visit of author Julian Barnes

Forward Prizes Announced: Near-Misses for St Andrews at ‘Poetry Oscars’

Kei Miller has won the £10,000 Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection, beating four other shortlisted writers, including St Andrews professor John Burnside.

Dickensian London is a long, long way from Discworld

Sarah Berman reviews 'Dodger' the latest fictional offering from Terry Pratchett, which wallows in the grimy history of nineteenth century London.