Literature

Philadelphia Fire

Published first in 1990, John Edgar Wideman’s book Philadelphia Fire is written in three parts. The first part follows fictional writer Cudjoe as he returns to Philadelphia after moving away from a failed marriage. There, he investigates the...

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Walking into Guid Crack would fill anyone with an immensely warming feeling. Another instalment in a series of storytelling events, tonight we sit upstairs in Edinburgh’s Waverley Bar, as stories of people and place are told in hushed and excited...

The Student’s Top Summer Reading Picks

As vacation draws to a close and the new semester is about to begin, we asked some of our writers to tell us about their favourite books that they raid over the summer break.   A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth By Auriol Reddaway Travelling...

Hopeless

What do laughter and misery have in common? Leyla Josephine’s case study ‘Hopeless’ asked precisely that question. The performance started with a mockery of pretentious love poetry, with the host poetically reciting lines from Love Island....

Introducing: Margaret Atwood

It is a rare and wonderful thing to find a writer who is as dazzling in person as she is in print. Canadian novelist, poet, inventor, environmental activist and general badass Margaret Atwood is one such writer. If you have yet to read anything by...

The Student Newspaper 2016