City Of Culture: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Visits Dundee…
Scots Whay Hae podcast’s Ali Braidwood visited Dundee and invited me to talk about creative and cultural happenings in our city, alongside co-founding director of Creative Dundee Gillian Easson, and AMC’s ‘The Terror’ actor Gordon Morris. You can listen to the podcast here: Scots Whay Hae in Dundee
Monocle 24 – Robert Bound discusses A Short Affair with Simon Oldfield, Ben Okri & Jessy Jetpacks
A Short Affair launched on the 11th of July and is available from all good book stores, it includes my short story, The Way I Breathed, alongside stories from A.L Kennedy, Will Self, Ben Okri. You can listen to a podcast about the book here: A Short Affair on Monocle 24
EISF: Frankenstein Stories
As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, I was commissioned by Scottish Book Trust to write a short story based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to celebrate the novel’s 200-year anniversary. The story was presented at the Science Festival in April 2018, alongside new work from Molly Vogel and Robert McGinty. The commissioned works are available to read by clicking the link: Frankenstein Stories
A Short Affair
My story, The Way I Breathed set in the Perth Road Pubs of Dundee will be part of, A Short Affair – a new collection of stories from Pin Drop, published by Scribner, 12th July 2018.
‘A dazzling anthology uniting the written word with the visual’ STEPHEN FRY
‘A Short Affair is a vibrant anthology that combines the best of original short fiction with remarkable work by contemporary artists from the Royal Academy Schools.
In this visually stunning collection from Pin Drop, the renowned short fiction and arts studio, Simon Oldfield brings together eighteen original short stories by giants of the form, alongside exciting new voices from the prestigious annual Pin Drop Short Story Award. With a foreword by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, each story is accompanied by a unique artwork.’
Scottish Book Trust, Rebel
The Scottish Book Trust recently commissioned me to write a story about what the word ‘Rebel’ means to me, in the hope that this story might inspire other people to write and share their own. Why not try writing your own Rebel story for this project? (Write for Rebel) Your piece can be a story, a poem, a letter – whatever you like. And you can click on this link to read my Rebel story: Thelma and Louise, Bitch
Frankenstein’s Legacy: Who Are You Calling Monster?
In 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein created a monster. Now, to celebrate the novel’s 200-year anniversary, three writers from Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Awards programme have been commissioned to create new stories and poems inspired by this landmark work. Join us for a discussion of Frankenstein and to hear Anna Stewart, Robert McGinty and Molly Vogel read from their own takes on The Modern Prometheus as we look at the role of science and technology in creating and controlling human life, consider the wonder, diversity and potential of life and – in the case of Victor Frankenstein – the potential consequences when the act of creation goes awry!
Presented by Scottish Book Trust