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Take a Wee Tour of Scotland with author, Steve Blamires

Steve Blamires has published two books with Skylight Press, including the recent Chronicles of the Sidhe about the enigmatic Scottish writer, Fiona Macleod. Steve is originally from the Isle of Arran in the west of Scotland where the Gaelic and … Continue reading

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Interlocutors of Paradise by Martin Anderson

“Someone is singing, beyond the patio and the hedgerow, a song so sweet it might have been sung in paradise.  Inconsolable melos.  A lyric in a strange tongue.  It sounds like part elegy, part yearning.  Like someone nostalgic, perhaps, for … Continue reading

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Martin Anderson on Skylight Press

“…It was a raw grey Parisian winter day. I was walking through the boulevards that a few years earlier had echoed to the sounds of students marching. In a small flat off the Rue Mouffetard I was introduced to a … Continue reading

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Stoning the Devil by Garry Craig Powell

When Edward Said penned Orientalism in 1978 he professed that Western attitudes towards the Middle East were built on a “constellation of false assumptions” – highlighting the “subtle and persistent Eurocentric prejudice against Arabo-Islamic peoples and their culture.”  What has … Continue reading

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Garry Craig Powell on Skylight Press

Born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Garry Craig Powell was quite the seasoned nomad before he became a writer – something he expresses succinctly on his website biography: “Not until I was in my forties did I really dedicate my life to … Continue reading

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Steve Blamires on Skylight Press

Steve Blamires comes from the heart of Robert Burns country, the port town of Ayr on the Firth of Clyde in the south-west of Scotland, where Celtic culture and the Gaelic language still thrives.  On a very clear day in … Continue reading

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The Signatory by Kirk Marshall

“There are few more transfixing vistas than being entitled to a vision of a glassy, membrane-clustered city of racing, pivotal electricity trembling in a white glister of night – a voyage of candles blurring the boundary between occupation and a … Continue reading

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