James Kelman

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James Kelman: “I always wrote about the people in the pub or the bookie’s.” Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/ Getty

James Kelman is sipping black coffee in the cafe of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library; the largest public reference facility in Europe, that houses(...)

The ship carrying 20,000 German rifles and ammunition to be used in the Easter Rising, the Aud, was intercepted and scuttled by its crew.

British authorities seized German attaché Franz von Papen’s financial records confirming espionage activities in the US. These included records of 126(...)

Clockwise from top left, Alex Barclay, Marty Whelan, Louise Phillips and Kevin Barry

  Alex Barclay My livingroom bookshelves are my favourite part of the house. They arrived as big, filthy, spider-covered pieces of oak(...)