Departures and Arrivals/Homecoming records specially commissioned work on the theme of departures, arrivals, journeys and homecoming.
Interpreting these themes and using them in the most literal and metaphorical ways through poetry, short story and non-fiction, the writers read extracts from their own work.
Launched at the 2009 Edinburgh International Book Festival, extracts from the work of twenty-three Scottish writers are included on this double CD.
In addition the internationally renowned writer Margaret Atwood, vice-president of International PEN, has recorded an extract from an, as yet unpublished, short story about her Scottish roots.
Margaret Atwood, Ron Butlin, Jo Clifford, Linda Cracknell, Catherine Czerkawska, Christine de Luca, T.M. Devine, Chris Dolan, Douglas Dunn, Bashabi Fraser, Rody Gorman, Iyad Hayatleh, Robin Lloyd-Jones, Carl MacDougall, Alexander McCall Smith, Raman Mundair, Tessa Ransford, Alan Riach, James Robertson, Paul Scott, Donald Smith, Zoe Strachan, Louise Welsh, Brian Whittingham.