'The great thing about Days Like This is that it simplifies and demystifies what writing is actually about. When people start from the known or the personal, it gives them the confidence to build up and then explore new issues and forms of storytelling'. IRVINE WELSH'Days Like This offers everyone in Scotland the chance to contribute, to tell their story, and create a literary time capsule, detailing the experiences, the trials and tribulations, the yarns and histories, the fortunes and mishaps of the people living in Scotland in 2008.' RODDY WOOMBLE'I'm a lifelong fiend for stories and storytellers, the unlikelier the better. They're a huge part of my working life; they're where I turn in my own time too. This project is an invitation to the all-night-all-you-can-eat-big-fat-feast-go-on-beast-yourself-in-the-sweetie-shop of new true stories. Yes, please'. SIOBHAN REDMOND
About the Author
Authors of the stories come from all over Scotland and represent a wide mix of gender, age and cultures. Celebrity curators include Irvine Welsh, author of 'Trainspotting'; Roddy Woomble, Idlewild's frontman and lead singer; Hardeep Singh Kohli, writer and chef; actress Siobhan Redmond; mountaineer Jamie Andrew; and musician Evelyn Glennie.