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News and features from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Setting foot in the film industry with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

We talk to graduates Laura Tribaudino and Tessa Duncan about their experiences of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival. ESFF 2020 runs from 6th-25th October.

Translation Challenge win - following the language to perfection

We hear from Dr Eleoma Bodammer, Reader in German Studies, about her prize-winning translation of Zafer Şenocak’s short poems.

Meet our graduates: Amy Rhianne Milton

Just one year on from graduating in Playwriting, Amy has been longlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting and had a play commissioned by Traverse. Matterhorn runs online from 27th August to 9th September.

Scottish Literature students launch new international press with poetic response to COVID-19

We talk to Patrick Jamieson and Daniela Silva about Taproot Press and its origins in Scotland's radical publishing scene.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: Alice Rae

Literature and Classics PhD student Alice Rae describes how being Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction has added to her interdisciplinary study experience.

Judging the James Tait Black Prizes 2020: June Laurenson

In her second year as Lead Student Reader for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, we talk to PhD student June Laurenson about judging Britain's oldest literary awards.

From Arthur's Seat - inspired by Edinburgh

Lena Kraus, Editor-in-Chief of Volume Five of our Creative Writing anthology, chats about the joy of leaving university a published writer.

Inspiring LLC staff shortlisted for Colleague Recognition Awards

We chat to Nadin Akta, Celeste-Marie Bernier, Fiona Carmichael and Christine Lennie about being nominated by their peers for their contribution to our community.

Jane McKie wins the Ian Campbell Award for Teaching in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

She reflects on what the award means, particularly during a time of crisis, and on our very special community of Creative Writing students.

From Buk Clab to International Booker Prize

We talk to translators Iona Macintyre and Fiona Mackintosh about how it feels to be in the running for one of the world’s leading literary awards with their translation of The Adventures of China Iron.