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The Student reviews: 2020 Booker Prize winner ‘Shuggie Bain’

TW: addiction and mention of sexual violence Everyday with the make-up on and her hair done, she climbed out of her grave and held her head high. When she had disgraced herself with drink, she got up the next day, put on her best coat, and faced the world. Shuggie Bain, winner of the 2020 […]

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Looking back at a semester of literature

Each year, the autumn months take the ready-rich tapestry that is Edinburgh’s literary scene and take it to new heights. The last four months have been an unrelentingly busy time indeed. Let’s start with the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, which celebrated its 31st year this October on the theme Beyond Words. This two-week event showcases […]

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Two winners, one prize, and a lot of controversy: the Booker Prize blunder explained

The Booker Prize for Fiction, love it or hate it, is a big deal. Not only is it highly prestigious, but publicity gained from winning the prize can generate a significant boost in sales: Milkman, by last year’s winner Anna Burns, sold almost 10,000 copies in the UK alone in the week following the win. […]