Archive for July, 2010
Rodge Glass Presents A New Graphic Novel and Scottish Short Stories
From Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill, the book that’s causing a stir in Scotland. The Scottish Short story collection, The Year of Open Doors, edited by Rodge Glass, has toured around numerous festivals and represents the work of 20 young writers from all over the world who are based in Scotland, some critically acclaimed, some brand new. There’s also an audiobook available on Chemikal Underground Records.
Dougie’s War is a new graphic novel by Rodge Glass and artist Dave Turbitt about the legacy of the war in the Middle East and the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome on returning veterans. A fictional story, but based on meticulously researched real life experiences of Scottish veterans, Dougie’s War shows that the fight doesn’t end when men and women leave military service. To read more about the project and check out an interview with Rodge, click on the cover.
This year was TLC’s third visit to the beautiful Port Eliot festival, which welcomes the writing and artistic community to the grand estate of the Earl and Countess of St Germans.
TLC readers held two days of one-to-one sessions with writers of all levels who had brought along a short sample of their writing to the festival. A good place for writers to roam around, seeing how it’s crawling with the likes of Hari Kunzru, among others. The sessions were held in the beautiful ’round room’ in the castle and our three readers met with writers and discussed their work.
After two busy days of assessing writing, our readers also took the winning place at Port Eliot Literary Quiz!