The Outrun cover artwork

The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island & city, & about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind and the moon to restore life & renew hope

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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.

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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.