Paul Farley

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Authors exploring nature writing at the 2012 Edinburgh Book Festival

11 Jul 2012

Jean Sprackland, Robert Macfarlane and Kathleen Jamie go outside

There has been a genuine resurgence of interest in the field of nature writing over the last decade. Allied to an increase in the number of related programmes on television, the publishing world has really embraced this renaissance, with a wider range…

StAnza 2011 - Kevin Young and Gawain Douglas

7 Apr 2011

International poetry guests and a reading of a 20th century classic

One of the international visitors to the 14th edition of the Stanza Poetry festival in St Andrews was Kevin Young, hailing from Georgia, US. His five published collections often take history and blues music as themes, but for this appearance he read…