Bella Caledonia: An Anthology of Writing from 2007 – 2021

Curated by Mike Small, this anthology is a flavour of Bella’s output over these 14 years ― the editor’s pick.

This is a book celebrating fourteen years of publishing and collaborations. We have taken the idea of ‘self-determination’ and began to ask what would that mean for us as individuals, communities, towns and cities, not just as a nation? We have taken the idea that we have been living through a mistake in our timeline. In Scotland we thought we needed a parliament, then realised it’s actually a democracy we need. Our question is: what does that democracy look like and how can we create it, now?

This book takes the form of essays, rants, poetry, reviews, and long-form articles – all a creative mess of expression and ideas from a wide range of some of our best writers and activists. This is only a partial sample of the hundreds of contributors to Bella over the years.

The Contributors:
Andy Wightman Alan Bissett Brian Quail George Rosie Kathleen Jamie Peter Arnott Scott Hames Laura Easton Lewis Meaghan Delahunt AL Kennedy Alistair Davidson Alastair McIntosh Katie Gallogly-Swan Max Macleod Caitlin Logan Irvine Welsh Paul Tritschler Chloe Farand Abi Lightbody Dougie Strang Mairi McFadyen Christopher Silver George Gunn Neil Cooper Jamie Maxwell Rory Scothorne Amna Saleem Alison Phipps Stuart Christie George Kerevan Iain MacKinnon Dougald Hine Cáit O’Neill McCullagh Raman Mundair Adam Ramsay

About The Editor:
Mike Small is a writer, journalist, author and publisher. He has written for the Guardian, Sunday Herald, Sunday National, Open Democracy, Variant, Lobster and Z Magazine. He has edited Bella Caledonia since 2007.

Bella Caledonia
Bella Caledonia: An Anthology of Writing from 2007 – 2021
£12.99 ISBN: 9781914090493

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