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LISTEN: Highland Book Prize 2021 shortlist special episode of Northern Bibliosphere with David Alston


By Federica Stefani

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David Alston's book, Slaves and Highlanders: David Alston signing his new book. Picture: James Mackenzie.
David Alston's book, Slaves and Highlanders: David Alston signing his new book. Picture: James Mackenzie.

A mini-series in conversation with the finalists of the Highland Book Prize 2021 ahead of the awards ceremony on May 26.

In this first episode we speak to David Alston, author of Slaves and Highlanders: Silenced Histories of Scotland and the Caribbean. His work explores the links to the slave-trade in the region and how this part of history plays into modern Scotland and the Highlands.

More information about David and his research (as well as a series of self-guided tours around sites and buildings with connections to the slave-trade in Inverness and the Highlands) on davidalston.info.

Stay tuned to learn more about the event here: highlandbookprize.org.uk.

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We will feature the reviews in our future episodes!

If you have an author, book or literary project that you would like to hear from on our podcast, drop us an email at northernbibliospherepod@gmail.com or get in touch on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @NorthBiblioPod.

Music:

Achaidh Cheide by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3338-achaidh-cheide

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license


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