Scottish Writers Talking
By (author) Isobel Murray
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Scottish Writers Talking by Isobel Murray
Book DescriptionIn this collection of in-depth interviews, Isobel Murray meets five varied Scottish authors, aiming to penetrate their work and reveal previously unexplored aspects of their writing. These interviews open a window onto each writer's mind and work. Joan Lingard talks of her many superb children's books, both Scottish and Irish, as well as her adult novels. John Herdman follows a darker philosophical tradition of Scottish thinking that stems from Hogg and his "Confessions of a Justified Sinner". Saltire Prize winner, Janice Galloway discusses her journeys in fiction with some departures from conventional novel writing. The short story writer and Booker shortlisted novelist, Ali Smith enjoys striking sparks off the interviewer, her former university supervisor. And Robin Jenkins, winner of a lifetime achievement award for his Scottish fiction, was in a rare talkative mood; his candid discussion is particularly poignant in light of his recent death.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780859766463
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isobel Murray
Complete Poetry, Paperback (June 2009)
First published as a World's classics paperback in 1997.
Oscar Wilde, Paperback (April 2008)
This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wilde's poetry and prose short stories, plays, critical dialogues and his only novel - to give the essence of his work and thinking.
Scottish Writers Talking II, Paperback (July 2002)
These long interviews with very different Scottish writers do not aim at the topical, but to produce a thoughtful window on each writer's mind and work. Recorded at intervals over 16 years, writers interviewed include Naomi Mitchison, Iain Crichton Smith, Bernard MacLaverty and Iain Banks.
Lobsters on the Agenda, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Isobel Murray
This novel about life in the West Highlands deals with a single week in the affairs of a small coastal village. A series of meetings are the settings in which the locals try to resolve their differences over public issues, as well as more personal ones - not least being, who stole the lobster?
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Author Biography - Isobel Murray
Isobel Murray is Honorary Professor in Modern Scottish Literature at the University of Aberdeen, and editor of the highly popular Scottish Writers Talking and Scottish Writers Talking II.
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