Sunday, 28 February 2010

Sleepy Sunday Summary

A short interview with Alexander McCall Smith. And a Precious Ramotswe prequel, written in Scots. Which seems weird, given that Precious is from Botswana.

Paul Brazill interviews the "darkly handsome" Tony Black over at Pulp Metal Magazine. Having just finished reading the third in the Gus Dury series, LOSS, which made me cry, I am extremely glad to hear that I won't have to wait too long for the next one as LONG TIME DEAD is out in July.

What a great group of tutors for the Arvon Foundation's Scottish location - including Val McDermid, A L Kennedy and Alan Bissett. Nice. And, talking of Val, well done to her for being shortlisted for the LA Times 2009 Book Prize for A Darker Domain. This was another book I read and loved in February.

Sandra Ruttan over at Spinetingler Magazine read and loved Russel McLean's THE LOST SISTER. Yet another one I read in February. And loved it as much as Sandra.

Fancy dinner with Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan? Better enter this by Tuesday then. Oh, and you have to be in Beijing.

Writing asks Karen Campbell 7 questions (pdf file).

Gillian Galbraith will be talking about writing on March 25th in Loch Leven.'s latest reviews include Craig Russell's THE VALKYRIE'S SONG and Liam McIlvanney's ALL THE COLOURS OF THE TOWN.

I'm off to my new screenwriting course tomorrow after work, and very much looking forward to it, so back on Tuesday.

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