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James Robertson

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James Robertson (born 1958) is a Scottish writer who grew up in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. He is the author of several short story and poetry collections, and has published four novels: The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack, and And the Land Lay Still. Joseph Knight was named both the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year and the Saltire Society Book of the Year in 2003/04. The Testament of Gideon Mack was long-listed for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. And the Land Lay Still was awarded the Saltire Society Book of the Year Award in 2010. Robertson has also established an independent publishing imprint called Kettillonia, which produces occasional pamphlets and books of poetry and short prose, and he is a co-founder and ...more

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Average rating: 3.89 · 8,217 ratings · 975 reviews · 140 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Testament of Gideon Mack

3.83 avg rating — 4,479 ratings — published 2006 — 26 editions
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And the Land Lay Still

4.24 avg rating — 1,033 ratings — published 2010
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The Professor of Truth

3.66 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Joseph Knight

4.06 avg rating — 427 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Fanatic

3.63 avg rating — 398 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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News of the Dead

3.94 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2021 — 5 editions
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Scottish Ghost Stories

3.31 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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365: Stories

3.60 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Republics of the Mind

3.81 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Michael Marra: Arrest This ...

4.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2017
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“I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper.”
James Robertson, The Testament of Gideon Mack

“There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence.”
James Robertson, And the Land Lay Still

“[M]ost people go through life a wee bit disappointed in themselves. I think we all keep a memory of a moment when we missed someone or something, when we could have gone down another path, a happier or better or just a different path. Just because they're in the past doesn't mean you can't treasure the possibilities ... maybe we put down a marker for another time. And now's the time. Now we can do whatever we want to do.”
James Robertson, And the Land Lay Still

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