Congratulations to our pals at 404 INK, who won the Saltire Society’s Emerging Publishers of the Year for 2017 last night. We’re sure you’ll all agree that it’s hugely well deserved.

Meala-naidheachd, 404 Ink!
Countdown to the National Trust for Scotland plaque starts here…

And congratulations to us for having the opportunity to host the launch of 404 Ink Issue 2: POWER in Edinburgh this coming Friday, 8 December. The mag includes work by Interrobang veterans, pals, and known associates Andrew Blair, Ever Dundas, Rebecca Raeburn, Ross McCleary, and Stuart Kenny, so we can’t wait to encourage people to get it in their hands.

Danger of levitation‽
Thanks to Flint & Pitch’s Cameron Foster, it looks great, too.

Even better, the launch event features performances from Ross, the incomparable Kaite Welsh, Siobhan Shields, and the fabulous Helen McClory – author of Mayhem & Death, coming March 2018 from 404.

We’re also promised wonderful music and more shenanigans, so get your tickets now, follow 404 INK on Twitter @404Ink, and STAY TUNED!!!

The launch party for 404 INK’s Issue 3: POWER takes place this Friday, 8 December from 7pm at Summerhall. Get your tix here while you can.


Interrobang Interrogation – Ever Dundas

There’s not long now till INTERROBANG?! gets Lost in Space – Saturday, 29th April at 2pm, to be precise.

But if you can’t wait to hear from our awesome performers, you’re in the right place! Here’s the first of our Lost in Space Interrobang Interrogations, from the brilliant EVER DUNDAS…

*And* Ever can spell "cemetery"!
It’s a sunny day, so let’s go where we’re happy…

Ever Dundas is a writer specialising in the weird and macabre. Her debut novel Goblin will be published on Thursday 18th May. The launch takes place at Edinburgh Central Library at 6.30pm that evening. Please RSVP to Freight if you’d like to go along: info@freightbooks.co.uk. You can find Ever at www.everdundas.comwww.facebook.com/EverRADundas, and on the Tweetie Box @everdundas.

And here’s how she answered our questions:

?!:  You’re packing before blasting off with the Interrobang Space Cadets. What item are you taking with you to represent the human race?

ED:  Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible.

Thanks for clearing that up, grandad
Q Magazine sez: “Not the new Gloria Estefan album.”

?!: Sitting on the launch pad, you feel like you’re starring in a sci-fi movie. What’s your favourite piece of science fiction?

ED:  Film – Stuart Gordon’s Re-animator. Book – Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End.

?!:  As the Space Ship Interrobang pulls away from the Earth, you look down and see the curve of the planet. You play a piece of music to accompany this incredible moment. What is it?

ED:  Chemical Brothers remix of Manics’ Faster.

?!: Turn. It. UP.

?!:  When the track ends, you look down again and see home is a little blue marble. For some reason, you’re hit by a vivid memory of a time you lost something down there. What was it?

ED:  My eyeball wedding ring. I got married in Venice and two hours after the wedding, as I was getting out of a gondola, I caught my ring on a golden cherub and it disappeared into the canal. I’ve since broken one and lost another. Fortunately, it’s the relationship that matters and not the eyeballs you go through.

?!:  So Luis Buñuel tells us. Back on the spaceship, you’re looking forward to presenting a piece of poetry or prose or music to the weird-looking people you’re going to encounter with the Interrobang crew. Without being too spoiler-ific, what can you tell us about it?

ED:  Borderline was inspired by Andy Goldsworthy’s Stone House and Laura Ford’s Weeping Girls at Jupiter Artland. It was also written in response to the political climate and human rights – I was angry at the media and government’s ineffectual and often hostile response to refugees.

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“Houses are usually places of security, shelter and comfort for people. [BUT…]” Andy Goldsworthy

 Thanks a lot to Ever for indulging the INTERROBANG?! Interrogation. If, like us, you’re very curious to hear more about Borderline, come along to INTERROBANG: Lost In Space?! at The Biscuit Factory on 29 April (admission free, £5 suggested donation)

UPCOMING: Lost In Space?! 29/04/2017

Hi, folks!

We enjoyed the INTERROBANG: A New World?! show so much, we wanted to keep shaking things up for the new show. So here’s the skinny on Lost In Space?!

Good luck with that!
#1: We’re banning Ricky from making ancient references.

Never fear, we have the traditional line-up of awesome writerly talent:

  • JL WILLIAMS joins us as her third collection, After Economy, prepares to hit the shelves?!
  • EVER DUNDAS, a writer specialising in the weird and macabre, should fit into the INTERROBANG?! vibe perfectly. Her first novel, Goblin, will be published in May. You can find out a little more about that here?!
  • CLAIRE ASKEW, Bloodaxe Books poet, writer in residence at Golden Hare Books, and Jessie Kesson Fellow 2017, is dropping a fresh new set. How exciting is that?!

As well as all that, we have the awesome AURORA ENGINE and MATT NORRIS bringing the choons. We’ve been angling to have them both in for a while, and having them both in the same bill is gonna be incredible!

But, wait! There’s more?! If you can’t take the Bing Crosby/Walt Disney joke again, we present an actual, honest to goodness comedian.

  • Beth had the good fortune recently to catch GEMMA FLYNN as part of the Dangerous Women Project, and knew we had to have her at INTERROBANG?! Gemma performs stand up comedy regularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh and is part of the alternative comedy collective Chunks, as well as host of the academic pop culture podcast Dash Kapital?!

And of course, the theatrical stylings of our resident short-form playwright, JACQUES TSIANTAR and his notorious JACQUES’ BIG TWO-HANDER! Will YOU be one of the volunteer actors who gets to be Edinburgh-famous for fifteen minutes?!

Ooft. Queen Bitch, much?!
“Yeah. Make that *Bonnington*-famous” – Andy

We’ll be releasing some awesome Interrobang Interrogations with our guests this week, but for now, know these further exciting developments:

  • Lost in Space?! will be on a Saturday, starting at 2pm. This means you can supplement your Interrobanging with a swing through the Edinburgh Indoor Market – great food, fab art, and Ricky’s still banging on about the candles he got last month from The Soap Farm. QED.
  • With the market taking place downstairs, we’ll be upstairs. If you haven’t seen the upstairs at the Biscuit Factory yet, you’re in for a treat. New INTERROBANG?!, new vibe?!

We’re looking forward to seeing you!