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Lynsey May and Hannah Lavery featured in The List Hot 100

  01 Dec '23   |  Posted by: Birlinn

We are delighted to share the news that two brilliant Polygon authors have been included in The List Magazine’s annual Hot 100!

Congratulations to Lynsey May, whose debut novel Weak Teeth was published to acclaim this spring. The List said: ‘The Edinburgh-based writer and former books editor of The List saw her debut novel plastered on billboards across town. Dark relationship drama Weak Teeth deals with the fallout after Ellis discovers her boyfriend has been cheating. Drawing comparisons with Sally Rooney, May toured Scottish book festivals including Aye Write and Wigtown.’

Also on the list was the multi-talented Hannah Lavery, Edinburgh Makar, theatre maker and whose debut poetry collection Blood Salt Spring we published last year. The List said: ‘Edinburgh Makar Lavery offers a poignant and powerful voice of dissent through theatre and poetry. Her latest script Protest (a collaboration with National Theatre Of Scotland, Imaginate and Fuel) articulates her distinctive blend of personal and political, a reminder of theatre’s capacity to bring nuance to cultural conflicts.’

We also want to extend our congratulations to Jenni Niven, the new Director of Edinburgh International Book Festival, who was included in 6th place in the Hot 100 list. We are looking forward to working more with Jenni on next year’s book festival!

Find the full list here.

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