Publications

What I do (Memoirs) by James Kelman

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“As long as art exists there are no areas of experience that have to remain inaccessible.”

 

Originally written as obituary, memorial and eulogy, What I do (Memoirs) is a celebration of great literary art, artists and grassroots political movements. Booker Prize-winning author James Kelman pays homage to the writers, artists and political figures who have been significant in his life, and to his work. Kelman writes with characteristic clarity and precision about Mary Gray Hughes, Tillie Olsen, Alex La Guma, Tom Leonard, June Jordan, Alasdair Taylor and many others. And in the process, he shows us the ways that art can access powerful human experiences.

 

What I do (Memoirs) is both biographical and autobiographical.

Tales of Here & Then by James Kelman

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Tales of Here & Then brings together a compilation of James Kelman’s shortest stories, including a selection of new and previously unpublished works. Kelman, a master of the short story form, has consistently found new ways to write about human existence. In this edition, the stories are presented in radically new visual forms where typography becomes an important aspect of the narratives.

 

“This is something different from the usual book of short stories. I am going for something visual in these stories, that treats the look of the text as part of the art-object – think of it as a kind of gallery where visual artworks have their own space. This is what I’ve been seeking since Short Tales From the Night Shift back in 1978.” – James Kelman

 

The Freedom to Think Kurdistan by James Kelman

£9.99

The Freedom to Think Kurdistan features an introduction and eight essays on the struggle of the Kurdistan people, written over a number of years. These essays are derived from talks that James Kelman gave at public meetings between 1991 and 2018. The book acts as a primer to the historical and current political situation faced by the people of Kurdistan.

Tales From a Cancelled Country

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Published in the aftermath of the electorate of Scotland choosing to vote ‘NO’ to becoming an independent country, this collection features fiction by seventeen writers from various places who were working in Scotland at the time. The stories include ‘Who is Killing the Fringe Comedians of Edinburgh?’ by Alan Warner.

Work in Progress

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An anthology of fiction and poetry, published in support of zero-hours workers. These stories deal with the struggles and experiences of a range of people and characters, and themes of class, language and power emerge organically from within these lives.

Toonie Void – Kevin Cormack

£5.00

Kevin Cormack was born and brought up in Kirkwall. His poems take place in ordinary parts of the town, rather than in more obviously scenic locations. All are written in the living language of Orkney:

 

Wur dopplegangers welcomed us

wae cult-like smiles, trestle tables

decked oot wae wur stoor-bliind

bruck, at the Hell’s Half Acre

ker boot sale.

 

Tonnie Void is a booklet/pamphlet publication (40pp)