Posted on 9th June 2014

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“It was the day my grandmother exploded”: An Iain Banks retrospective from Kaite Welsh

Writing my top ten living Scottish authors last week was a bittersweet experience – while I stand by my list, there was name that felt conspicuous by his absence.

Posted on 4th June 2014

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Kaite Welsh’s Top Ten Scottish Writers

The problem with identifying your top ten British authors is that there are so many to choose from – you’d think narrowing it down to a specific country would make it a bit easier. That proved not to be the case, so I limited it to Scottish authors who are alive at the time of…

Posted on 20th May 2014

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Kaite Welsh’s Top 5 Independent Scottish Publishers

In the past decade, Scotland’s independent publishing scene has flourished. Using the deeply scientific metric of ‘how many of their books do I have?’ I’ve picked my top five, but if any others would like to prove their worth by sending me free books, I’d like to go on the record as being completely OK with that.