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The poet and playwright Liz Lochhead discusses her plays such as Blood and Ice, and her adaptation into Scots of Molière’s Tartuffe.
The poet and playwright Liz Lochhead reveals her favourite writers and her literary influences.
Iain Banks recalls growing up in Fife and Gourock, and reading science fiction books from the local library.
Iain Banks describes his early attempts at novel-writing, and the publication of The Wasp Factory in 1984.
Iain Banks discusses his 1989 novel Canal Dreams, and writing generally, both mainstream and science fiction.
Iain Banks outlines his method of writing, selects his best work, and says whether he sees himself as a Scottish writer.
First minister Alex Salmond opens Fàs, an £8 million Gaelic arts centre at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye.