Publications – Liam Murray Bell


The Busker

Myriad Editions, 2014

Scottish Book Trust Pick for ‘Books to Look Forward to in 2014’

‘Bell continues the winning streak he started with 2012’s So It Is, with fine depictions of characters and locations, especially Rab’s homeless companion Sage and the grimier parts of Brighton. ‘ — The Herald


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So It Is

Myriad Editions, 2012

Shortlisted for SMIT Scottish Book of the Year 2013.

‘no-holds-barred debut about an Irish republican paramilitary who becomes first hunter, then hunted…’
– Catherine Taylor, The Guardian


Writing Urban Space, co-editor
Zero Books, 2012

Short Stories

‘The First Day of Christmas’

in New Writing Scotland: Milking the Haggis. ASLS, March 2004

‘The Piano’
in New Writing Scotland: Bucket of Frogs. ASLS, August 2008

‘Death and other distractions’
in Let’s Pretend: 37 Stories about (in)fidelity. Freight, October 2008

in Wordriver Literary Review. Las Vegas: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010


in Gutter Magazine. Issue 11. August 2014

Journal Articles/Chapters

‘Six Word Short Story: a tool for teaching level 1 creative writing undergraduates’
in Creative Writing: Teaching, Theory & Practice: Issue 3, Nigel McLoughlin (ed.), 2010

‘Sexual Violence in Literature: a cultural heritage?’,
Liam Murray Bell, Amanda Finelli, and Marion Wynne-Davies, in Handbook on Sexual Violence, Jennifer M Brown and Sandra L Walklate (eds.) London & New York: Routledge, 2011

‘Form and Content: A Rationale for a Fractured Narrative’
in New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. London: Routledge, 2011


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