For Mulderrig is a place like no other. Here the colours are a little bit brighter and the sky is a little bit wider. Here the trees are as old as the mountains and a clear river runs into the sea


Jess Kidd

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Canongate’s own Jamie Byng interview’s Gil Scott-Heron in 2010. This year would have marked Gil’s 68th birthday. His posthumously published, indelible memoir The Last Holiday is now a Canon.

Picasso said a picture hung crookedly on a wall tells you a lot more about the owner than a straight one ever could; he said he preferred crooked pictures. He knew, of course, we are all crooked pictures, busy in the lifelong pursuit of straightening ourselves, yet it is the straight picture we strive to portray.

Quicksand Tales

Keggie Carew

Thomas Page McBee, author of Amateur, was the first transgender man ever to box at Madison Square Garden. This is the story of how that happened.

Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian from 1995-2015 and author of Breaking News, on experiencing the complete upheaval of the news business from the inside.