The Fall at Home: New and Collected Aphorisms

On October 4th, Professor Don Paterson published The Fall at Home: New and Collected Aphorisms (Faber). The Spectator stated that ‘The Fall at Home offers the reader a bracing combination of the profound, the comic and the often hilariously self-revealing,’ while The...

Lesley Glaister’s Aphra’s Child

Lesley Glaister’s YA novel Aphra’s Child, the first volume in the Chimera series, was published on October 24th. It is a magical, dark and timely novel about ‘othering’, resistance, and love. The book was launched with events at Blackwells in Edinburgh and Waterstones...

Oliver Emanuel’s The 306: Dusk

The final instalment of Oliver Emanuel’s trilogy of plays about the 305 British soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War premiered at the Perth Theatre in October. In a five-star review, The 306: Dusk was praised by The Stage as being ‘haunting and...

John Ashbery and Anglo-American Exchange: The Minor Eras

Oli Hazzard published a study of John Ashbery’s poetry, John Ashbery and Anglo-American Exchange: The Minor Eras (Oxford University Press). This book shows how the work of a major post-war American poet has been centrally concerned with questions of national identity...