In one of the most ambitious collections of recent years, Somerset Maugham Prizewinner Rodge Glass edits an exciting assembly of Scotland’s most promising new writers. Writing on contemporary Scotland, The Year of Open Doors features stories from Saltire First Book Award shortlisted Sophie Cooke, James Black Tait Memorial Prize nominee Suhayl Saadi, acclaimed novelist and poet Kevin MacNeil and renowned performer and novelist Alan Bissett. Throw in renowned international authors like Kapka Kassabova and Jason Donald and you have a collection that aims to show a changing and dynamic new Scotland. Cargo Publishing has also opened the door to brand new, unpublished authors; quite simply if you want to read the best new talent in Scottish fiction, you’ve come to the right place. Every copy of The Year of Open Doors now comes with a free audio sampler CD produced by Cargo and Chemikal Underground Records (while stocks last.)
Our new ebook versions of the book come in PDF and EPUB. They include the foreword by Irvine Welsh and exclusive photographs from The Year of Open Doors tour. Compatible with most ereaders, iPad and iPhone.
“A very important book…a genuine breakout collection.”-Irvine Welsh
“Everything that is brilliant about Scotland and new writing.”-The Skinny
“Cargo Publishing has taken a risk here….[it] has paid off in spades. Deserves to be read. And recommended.”-The Scotsman
“Immaculate collection…a mission to revive Scotland’s independent literary tradition.”- The List
“The most Scottish book of the year…a book to admire.”- The Independent
“Buy two and give one to someone you care about…a superb collection, unbelievably important.”-Indelible Ink