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  • Alistair Braidwood

That Was The Year That Was: The Best Of 2023 Podcasts – Books (Part I)…

As is traditional, the first of our Best of 2023 podcasts are all about books, and there were so many books and book-related things to talk about that we have split the podcast into three parts.

For the first two, Ali is once again joined by Publishing Scotland's Vikki Reilly, and in this podcast the two talk fiction, themes and trends of the year, some notable debuts, and a whole lot more, as well as declaring their own choices for Fiction Book of the Year.

In Part II there will be further talks on crime, poetry, memoirs and other non-fiction, and what we can look forward to in 2024, and it will be with you in the next couple of days.

Part III is a conversation with writer Marcas Mac an Tuairneir about the year in Gaelic literature, and it will be available next week.

Always a SWH! highlight of the year when taken together these podcasts reflect, and celebrate, another exceptional 12 months in Scottish writing.

And don’t forget to check out the Books from Scotland website for more of the best of Scottish books (the latest issue has lots of suggestions for Christmas

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We will be back very soon with Part II of our Best Books of 2023 podcast. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 300 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture.


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