Tag: library


  • Library lurking for a living

    Library lurking for a living

    Most authors I know also have part-time jobs on the side as well as other means of making money. None of them are criminals or slum landlords. Not yet, anyway. But writing has never been the most reliable way of earning a living, which means we need to get out and find work in the […]

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  • Do you feel the need for tweed?

    There we were, laughing and chatting, when suddenly we realised we weren’t alone. This isn’t unusual in a public building, in our case the local library. I’d been put on a shift with Andrea and we were enjoying ourselves. I’d always found it easy to chat with Andrea, whose sense of silliness matched my own. […]

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  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

    My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

    I can’t quite imagine how Ottessa pitched this novel to her agent. The main character goes unnamed and the story follows her efforts to sleep for a full year. How? Through pills, pills, and more pills. She should have asked my brother. He can take up to twenty-five Valium and remain somewhat awake. We’ve even […]

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  • Glowglass is out!

    At last. It’s here. My brand new novel Glowglass is finally out and available to buy in all good bookshops/online and can also be ordered or found in yr local library. It’s a dark tale of a girl on a video tape with a story to tell and a secret to hide. She’s soaked in […]

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  • ReimagiNation

    The nice people behind the Edinburgh Book Festival have put together a mini book festival. And the subject? New Towns around Scotland. They’ve created events around stories and the telling of stories. How exciting! And of course they asked me to participate in some events, which is fabulous because everyone knows I’m Cumbernauld’s most famous […]

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