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


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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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

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.

The child seemed to represent some kind of perverse alchemy that had taken place in the deep earth . . . where he was fashioned

A Tall History of Sugar

Curdella Forbes

Evie and the Animals is out now!

When it's my turn to speak, I go quiet.

I Go Quiet

David Ouimet

David Ouimet works in his studio, drawing the rich world of I Go Quiet.

‘Astonishingly beautiful … I wish this book had been around when I was a child: I would not have felt quite as alone’Neil Gaiman on I Go Quiet