Gutter 10 reviewed in the Skinny


Gutter, Scotland’s leading and award-winning literary magazine, has had a great write-up in The Skinny. Gutter magazine has seen an exciting redesign and re-launch to mark its fifth anniversary, and features new work from Zoe Wicomb (Winner of the $150k Windham-Campbell Literature Prize 2013), Alan Spence, author of The Night Boat, Ruth Thomas, author of The Home Corner, Zoe Strachan, author of Ever Fallen in Love, amongst others, and an in-depth author interview with Alan Bissett.

Here’s a little bit of what they thought:

‘Scotland’s leading literary magazine has marked its fifth birthday with a new layout, another fine selection of new Scottish writing, and an interview with Alan Bissett, the first of a regular feature. Zoë Wicomb leads the pack with Art Work, a masterful short story set during the Edinburgh Festival about a mother dealing with, or not dealing with, a son who has chosen to be an artist – not a doctor as she’d hoped.

Gutter debuts from Kate Tregaskis and Nick Athanasiou are both promising – the former for its semi-surreal treatment of turning Edinburgh Zoo into a protest art piece, and the latter for its postmodern uneasiness in separating author and narrator, for the self-conscious manner in which the story unfolds and edits itself.’

The Skinny