Umbrellas of Edinburgh

Edited by Russell Jones & Claire Askew. 

This landmark anthology showcases Edinburgh in the modern day, with poems and short stories inspired by its renowned and lesser-known locations.

It contains pieces from more than eighty contemporary writers, including Jane Yolen, Harry Josephine Giles, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, James Gao, Christine De Luca, Andy Jackson, Bashabi Fraser, Hamish Whyte, Janette Ayachi, Miriam Gamble, Ryan Van Winkle, Snigdha Koirala and Colin Will.

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Scotland’s capital city has inspired artists, writers and musicians around the world. Its long literary history is etched into its bricks, trodden into its cobbled streets, heard through its winding alleys and cast into its iconic monuments.

This landmark anthology showcases Edinburgh in the modern day, with poems and short stories inspired by its renowned and lesser-known locations.

It contains pieces from more than eighty contemporary writers, including Jane Yolen, Harry Josephine Giles, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, James Gao, Christine De Luca, Andy Jackson, Bashabi Fraser, Hamish Whyte, Janette Ayachi, Miriam Gamble, Ryan Van Winkle, Snigdha Koirala and Colin Will.

This is a collection that celebrates the diversity of Edinburgh and the city’s enduring inspiration for visitors and locals alike. Take it on a walk and see this iconic city through new eyes…

What they say about Umbrellas of Edinburgh

“The most complete and rounded depiction of this famous city to date.”
Scots Whay Hae

“A landmark anthology”
Write Out Loud

“It is for those who love poetry; the poetry of living, of dying, of storytelling.”
Aoife Lyall

“There are so many people I can imagine would love this”
Janice Forsyth

Look at this dramatic and most excellent list of writers

Patricia Ace

Viccy Adams

Esa Aldegheri

Jane Alexander

Janette Ayachi

Ruth Aylett

Aileen Ballantyne

Anne Ballard

Jonathan Bay

Tessa Berring

Stella Birrell

Andrew Blair

Helen Boden

Marianne Boruch

Douglas Bruton

Kevin Cadwallender

AJ Clay

Dave Coates

Anne Connolly

Sophie Cooke

Anne Laure Coxam

Tim Craven

Christine de Luca

Keith Dumble

Sally Evans

Bashabi Fraser

Miriam Gamble

Harry Josephine Giles

Jane Goldman

Pippa Goldschmidt

Stephanie Green

Aiko Greig

Jane Griffiths

Dom Hale

Anne Hay

Iyad Hayatleh

Andy Jackson

Snigdha Koirala

Lady Red Ego

Dorothy Lawrenson

Marjorie Lofti Gill

Peter MacKay

Rob Mackenzie

Aonghas MacNeacail

Marianne MacRae

Agnes Marton

Iain Matheson

Richie McCaffery

Hannah McCooke

Colin McGuire

Martin McIntyre

Jane McKie

nick-e melville

Ricky Monahan Brown

Iain Morrison

Theresa Munoz,Muñoz

Louise Peterkin

Alycia Pirmohamed

Rachel Plummer

Lauren Pope

Chris Powici

Elizabeth Rimmer

Tracey S Rosenberg

Finola Scott

Sophie Scrivener

Emma Sedlak

Roddie Shippin

Nancy Somerville

Jock Stein

Gerda Stevenson

Sarah Stewart

Alice Tarbuck

Sandy Thomson

Sam Tongue

Ryan Van Winkle

Hamish Whyte

Colin Will

JL Williams

Andrew J. Wilson

Jay G Ying

Jane Yolen

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