JK Rowling, Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin all feature on Scottish Book Trust's list
In an age where to tweet is human and to trend divine, having a significant social media following is generally considered to be a good thing. Now, in advance of Book Week Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust has published a list of Scotland's 50 most influential novelists on Twitter, so now we all know who can hashtag like a champion.
Topping the poll is JK Rowling, which comes as no surprise: Harry Potter's enormous popularity aside, her profile is full of some absolute gems, including this time she had a spiffy back and forth with Robert Galbraith (aka, herself).
A 'national book festival' for Scotland courtesy of Creative Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust and many other collaborators across the country. A packed programme of star-studded author events, kids' activities and the distribution of free books all combine to form a week-long national celebration of reading.
Irvine Welsh signs copies of Dead Men's Trousers, his new novel continuing the story of Renton, Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud of his era-defining Trainspotting.
Scottish author Irvine Welsh is best known as the author of the 1993 novel Trainspotting, a collection of short stories about a group of friends and acquaintances…