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.

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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.

Mon, 05 Jun 19:00
Cadogan Hall, London

Ayobami Adebayo will be at the Waterstones and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Readings event, where readers can hear the shortlisted authors read from and discuss their work ahead of the 2017 winner announcement on Wednesday 7th of June.The event will be chaired by Tessa Ross, Chair of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 judges.

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Sun, 28 May 16:00
The Cube, Hay Festival

Dive into Scarlett Thomas' new children's novel Dragon's Green and enjoy travelling with Effie on her journey to the dangerous Otherworld to retrieve a magical book.

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Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight VIP interviews the brilliant author and filmmaker Raoul Martinez. Martinez’s new book “Creating Freedom” covers so many important issues facing our society…

Raoul Martinez talks freedom at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin.

Raoul Martinez’s keynote speech on Brexit and democracy at The Convention.

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Raoul Martinez is interviewed on Book Shambles (a.k.a. the most endearing, entertaining books podcast around).

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