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Richard Strachan
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Writer, book reviewer, humble office worker. Father of small child.
Writer, book reviewer, humble office worker. Father of small child.

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“Frankly, you get to a certain point in your life where you can do unusual things with your mind. So then, I think, do them.”

Happy birthday, Marilynne Robinson! Read her Art of Fiction interview: http://bit.ly/1dyup1a
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My review of Irene Nemirovsky's 'The Fires of Autumn' in The Herald newspaper: http://www.heraldscotland.com/books-poetry/reviews/powerful-addition.25757074

What I meant to say was, Any Inbox invites going? #inbox  

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Damn right.
Horace Engdahl, who helps to judge the Nobel Prize in Literature, laments the “professionalization” of writing in the West: “I think it cuts writers off from society, and creates an unhealthy link with institutions … Previously, writers would work as taxi drivers, clerks, secretaries, and waiters to make a living. Samuel Beckett and many others lived like this. It was hard—but they fed themselves, from a literary perspective.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here: http://bit.ly/1ncRfBj
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Raw genius
Cassette Boy
Always entertaining but this one is inspired!
(contains some swearing)

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Here's what's coming to Edinburgh at Xmas - ice rink around the Melville monument in St Andrew Square!

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-christmas-residents-get-20-discount-1-3557273
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This looks dementedly brilliant.

Being a reviews editor is more work than I thought ... 

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We've discovered this amazing new format called 'aBook'. It can do everything. It's the future.

(via http://wronghands1.wordpress.com/)
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