A collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland

How Are You Sleeping? By Hannah Lavery

We’re excited to launch our latest Literature Talks commission today – an intense and thought-provoking reflection on wellbeing in these challenging times by award-winning poet, playwright and performer Hannah Lavery.

Read How Are You Sleeping? by Hannah Lavery.

Hannah joined Janice Forsyth on The Afternoon Show on BBC Radio Scotland on Mon 16 Nov to talk about writing the piece. It was featured as a show highlight and you can listen again here. (10mins)

Join the conversation on Twitter using #LiteratureTalks.

Literature Talks is a series of pieces commissioned by LAS, asking Scotland’s leading writers and literature producers to reflect on an aspect of Scotland’s literary landscape.

 

 

November 2, 2020

There are Three Suns in the Sky by Jenni Fagan

We’re delighted to launch our third #LiteratureTalks commission today – a philosophical piece on the climate emergency by award-winning Scottish poet and critically acclaimed novelist Jenni Fagan.

You can read There are Three Suns in the Sky by Jenni Fagan now.

Literature Talks is a series of pieces commissioned by LAS, asking Scotland’s leading writers and literature producers to reflect on an aspect of Scotland’s literary landscape.

Please join the conversation on Twitter using #LiteratureTalks and share using: http://bit.ly/JenniFagan

 

March 3, 2020

On A Lifetime of Ticking Boxes by Chitra Ramaswamy

We’re delighted to launch our second #LiteratureTalks commission today – an incredibly personal and powerful piece by award-winning journalist and author Chitra Ramaswamy.

The commission was launched at our Sector Away Day – Turning The Next Page: Future-Proofing our Sector at Malmaison Dundee where Chitra read her essay to a captivated audience of Scotland’s literature, languages and publishing community. You could hear a pin drop.

You can read On A Lifetime of Ticking Boxes by Chitra Ramaswamy now. Please join the conversation on Twitter using #LiteratureTalks and share using: http://bit.ly/ChitraRamaswamy

The piece was also published by The Guardian on Fri 11 October and was featured on Book Brunch’s ‘links of the day’ in their e-newsletter on Mon 14 Oct.

 

 

October 1, 2019