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.

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