What have Scotland’s writers exported to the rest of the world, and in turn, how has the writing of other nations affected Scotland’s own unique and vibrant literary tradition? Alan Riach answers these questions and offers an overview of Scotland’s literary culture with an introduction to her best-known writers, poets and playwrights.
Alan Riach is Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.
Cover image: ‘The Cuillins, Evening, April 1964’, John Cunningham (1926–1998). Used by kind permission.
Last updated 6 August 2013.