James Robertson speaks to SUISS!

James Robertson reading

James Robertson visits SUISS


In week one of our SUISS programme this year, we were absolutely delighted to welcome back one of Scotland’s finest contemporary writers, James Robertson.  James is the author of five novels, including The Fanatic (2000), Joseph Knight (2003), and The Testament of Gideon Mack (2006) – a firm favourite in the SUISS office, and the last text on our Scottish Literature reading list.

James is a well-kent face here at SUISS!  He has read for us a number of times, and is always brilliantly entertaining.  This year he kept us enthralled with a reading from his 2013 novel, The Professor of Truth, and he answered lots of our questions on topics ranging from creative writing, to Scots language, to Scotland’s independence referendum.  Thanks for being so generous with your time, James!

If you feel like reading some of his work, you’ll find a link here to a poem that James read to us at SUISS.  We loved it – we hope you do too!  James Robertson’s ‘The Heron’