Ron Butlin: Edinburgh Makar Gets Collected

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Irvine Welsh described Ron Butlin’s The Sound of My Voice as one of the top novels to make its way onto the bookshelves in 80s Britain. As Edinburgh Makar, this fine gentleman has done readings, had poems printed in the papers about the trams, conducted interviews and made speeches. The Magicians of Edinburgh is his collection of poems written during that period as the capital’s Laureate. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival

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