Jennifer Garner reads Go the F*** to Sleep

J.J. Abrams’ trailer for S. by Abrams and Doug Dorst.

Matt Haig lists 5 Reasons to Stay Alive

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

Lanark

Alasdair Gray

A beautiful trailer for The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam.

The Sick Bag Song cover

The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

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ARE YOU ALRIGHT?

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

Himself

Jess Kidd

Watch the trailer for What Happened Miss Simone? on Netflix

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.

My life had become nothing to brag about, only something to survive, and for that I had no one to blame but myself

Idiot Wind

Peter Kaldheim

When I was a child in Scotland, I was fond of everything that was wild, and all my life I've been growing fonder and fonder of wild places and wild creatures.

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

John Muir

Kagiso dealt in ideals; it had never occurred to him that others might trade in vengeance.

The Burning Land

George Alagiah

Names tell stories, especially place-names, and sometimes they even move, taking their history with them.

To the Island of Tides

Alistair Moffat