Contemporary Authors:

The following authors and their publishers have kindly given us permission to include some of their Edinburgh-based works in our database.

Rothimay image of Edinburgh courtesy of The National Library of Scotland

Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin
Ghost Moon (2014), Salt Publishing
The Magicians of Edinburgh (2012), Birlinn

Regi Claire

Regi Claire
The Waiting (2012), Word Power Books

Doug Johnstone

Doug Johnstone
*All featured works published by Faber and Faber
Gone Again (2013)
Hit and Run (2012)
Smokeheads (2011)
The Dead Beat (2014)
The Ossians (2008) – originally published by Penguin; ebook now available from Faber and Faber
Tombstoning (2006) – originally published by Penguin; ebook now available from Faber and Faber

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith
*All featured works published by Abacus, an imprint of Little, Brown
44 Scotland Street (2005)
Bertie Plays the Blues (2012)
Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers (2014)
Espresso Tales (2006)
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (2013)
Sunshine on Scotland Street (2013)
The Careful Use of Compliments (2013)
The Charming Quirks of Others (2011)
The Comfort of Saturdays (2008)
The Forgotten Affairs of Youth (2012)
The Importance of Being Seven (2011)
The Lost Art of Gratitude (2010)
The Right Attitude to Rain (2007)
The Sunday Philosophy Club (2013)
The Unbearable Lightness of Scones (2009)
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds (2013)
The World According to Bertie (2008)

James Robertson

James Robertson
*All featured works published by Penguin
The Testament of Gideon Mack (2006)
And the Land Lay Still (2010)

Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark
*All works included with the permission of Muriel Spark’s estate
All the Poems (2004)
Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography (1992)
The Complete Short Stories (2001)
The Golden Fleece: Essays (2014)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

Alice Thompson

Alice Thompson
The Existential Detective (2010), Salt Publishing

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh
*All featured works published by Vintage, a division of Random House
Crime (2008)
Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance (1996)
Filth (1998)
Marabou Stork Nightmares (1995)
Porno (2002)
Reheated Cabbage (2009)
Skagboys (2012)
Trainspotting (1993)