Swiet Haar: New Writing from Orkney and Shetland is a booklet edited by Duncan McLean. It features writing from Kevin Cormack, Robert Alan Jamieson, Amy Liptrot and Christine De Luca. Published by Abersee Press in 2017 (36pp).
Tūrangawaewae, Beuy: Thinking of Home in Orkney and New Zealand is a booklet edited by Duncan McLean, featuring writing by Steve Braunias, Mervyn J Inkster, Morag MacInnes, Craig Marriner, Alison Miller and Paula Morris. Published by Abersee Press in 2018 (40pp).
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.
Features a twenty-three page interview with James Kelman, focusing on some of the processes involved in his writing. In addition, the first chapter of Kelman’s unpublished novel, Creative Chronicles, is included. There is a short story by Janice Galloway and new work from fourteen other writers, essays on Gogol and Mark E. Smith, and a classic reprint of a Chekhov story.
Features a lengthy interview with Alan Warner that focuses on his narrative processes. Also contains fiction and essays by thirteen other writers. The essays include writings on Spanish cinema, Matt McGinn and John Fante. There is a classic reprint of a story by Katherine Mansfield.