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The Lost Poets at the National Library of Scotland by Scottish Review of Books
This is a recording of the opening seminar for the second season of the Scottish Review of Books Emerging Critics Programme, held at the National Library of Scotland in April 2018. Jan Rutherford chaired the event, which features contributions
This is a recording of Muriel Spark, the Crème de la Crème, an event presented by the Edinburgh International Book Festival in association with publisher Birlinn Limited and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. It was held at the Usher Hall in
Kristian Kerr talks with Emerging Critics mentor Dave Coates about expanding review coverage to include a variety of voices, challenging our conscious and unconscious biases as readers and writers, connections between academic and journalistic
In this episode David Robinson tells Kristian Kerr about his first meeting with his four mentees, who have been writing reviews of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Discussion topics include writing for the public, keeping a reader’s attention, re
Kristian Kerr talks with Emerging Critics mentor and Creative Scotland Literature Officer Kaite Welsh. Kaite offers perspectives on reviewing for print and online platforms and the complementary relationship between the two. Other areas of conv
This conversation with Literary Editor Rosemary Goring offers perspective on the current practice of reviewing. Rosemary and Kristian discuss criticism as surgical and precise as well as being more broadly diagnostic of the health of a culture.
Editor Alan Taylor and Kristian Kerr discuss the Emerging Critics Programme, a partnership between the SRB and Creative Scotland, established to mentor new voices in cultural criticism. Topics include the state of criticism in Scotland today, t
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