Launched at the 2009 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Departures and Arrivals records specially commissioned work on the theme of departures, arrivals, journeys and homecoming.
A fascinating and innovative blend of prose, poetry and memoir, this double CD interprets these themes, in both literal and metaphorical ways. Twenty-four writers read extracts from their own work, in English, Scots Gaelic and the Shetland dialect, showcasing the extensive range of contemporary Scottish writing.
Margaret Atwood, Ron Butlin, Jo Clifford, Linda Cracknell, Catherine Czerkawska, Christine de Luca, T.M. Devine, Chris Dolan, Douglas Dunn, Bashabi Fraser, Rody Gorman, Iyad Hayatleh, Robin Lloyd-Jones, Carl MacDougall, Alexander McCall Smith, Raman Mundair, Tessa Ransford, Alan Riach, James Robertson, Paul Scott, Donald Smith, Zoe Strachan, Louise Welsh, Brian Whittingham.
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