Valerie Martin

BOOK FESTIVAL – Horror & Weirdness, A Scottish Peculiarity

“Is it because half of the year it’s very dark?” asks Margaret Atwood, wondering what it is about Scotland which seems to draw its writers to the sinister and supernatural. “With nothing but whisky,” replies Ian Rankin, whose own novels may not have strong supernatural elements, but certainly still take a walk on the dark […]

BOOK FESTIVAL – Writing Under The Influence

“You’ve just been curated!” So says Margaret Atwood to Granta Best Young British Novelist Naomi Alderman and multi-award winning Valerie Martin, as host of Writing Under The Influence, one of several events she is chairing at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Focusing on topics and influences considered outwith the mainstream, the event proves to […]