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Friday, November 15, 2019

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...

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...

A window into Cypriot literature

If you fancy a new read, how about trying Cypriot literature?

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...

Doli temeris: Remembering Seamus Heaney

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

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

I Am Malala review

Seeking inspiration for the New Year? I Am Malala is a good place to start.

Reviewed: The Letters of Ivor Punch

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

Toppings & Company finally opens its doors

An independent bookseller in St Andrews

‘Skelling’ author David Almond visits St Andrews

I read Skellig when I was in junior school myself. I remember being entranced with the concept, where the main character nurses a strange...