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

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.

Meet our new podcaster going Beyond the Books

We chat to PhD candidate, and Web and Communications Postgraduate Intern, Ellen Davis-Walker about our new podcast on research and the people who make it happen.

Innovators in Education award for Edinburgh-Shanghai creative partnership

Our Chair of Chinese Studies, Professor Natascha Gentz, received the award at the annual China-Britain Business Council Burns Supper.

Forging language and cultural policy links with the Nordic Council

The Scandinavian Studies team have met senior members of the Nordic Council at the Scottish Parliament to talk about strengthening and promoting Scottish and Nordic languages.