Elsewhere: in print

Elsewhere: an innovative writing project

Our innovative writing project began in 2010 when we commissioned fifty writers from across the world to compose a short story on a particular theme. That theme was Elsewhere, and authors for adults and children, both established and new, took up the challenge and ran with it. The result is a staggering collection of vivid, moving and entertaining takes on the theme of Elsewhere including contributions from Michel Faber, Yiyun Li, David Vann, Michael Morpurgo, A L Kennedy, Alasdair Gray, David Almond and William McIlvanney

Elsewhere stories online

Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund all fifty stories are available to read and download from our website. Many of the authors involved in the project also recorded podcasts of themselves reading their Elsewhere piece – visit the Media Gallery pages of our website where you can hear Julia Donaldson reading her Ballad of Jemmy Button, and listen to Roddy Doyle reciting Los San Patricios. These and other podcasts are also free to download from iTunes.

Elsewhere stories in print

Elsewhere Box SetIn 2011 we teamed up with Glasgow-based Cargo Publishing and award-winning US designers McSweeney’s in an exciting collaborative venture which saw the fruits of the Elsewhere project transformed into a beautiful set of printed books containing all fifty stories.

The Elsewhere box set was unveiled during the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival and exclusive pre-publication copies were available to buy in our bookshops in Charlotte Square Gardens.

Officially published in September 2012, Elsewhere is now available to buy in all good bookshops or you can buy it online.