Alan Taylor. Picture by Kirsty Anderson

In search of the elusive Muriel Spark

One of the highlights of this year’s Small Wonder short story festival will undoubtedly be the talk by literary editor and critic Alan Taylor who, for nearly two decades, was the friend and travel companion of Muriel Spark.

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Ten days of lively debate at Charleston

From Trump and Brexit, to feminism, global crime and sexual politics – it has been a rollercoaster year and Charleston Festival (May 18-28) comes up with ten days of heated debate, which looks at issues past and present.

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