From the meticulous, caustic brilliance of Muriel Spark’s short stories, to the timeless gothic madness of James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, to Alasdair Gray’s imaginatively epic Lanark, Scotland has produced some ofthe most influential, exceptional writing of all time . . .
“But I do enjoy words—some words—for their own sake! Words like river, and dawn, and daylight, and time. These words seem much richer than our experiences of the things they represent”