Joris van Casteren, recently nominated for the AKO Literature Prize for his book Lelystad, has been busy writing a series of stories about New Towns across Europe. The first in this series appears as an article in the latest version of the Dutch magazine Hollands Diep. In the article, van Casteren describes the city and inhabitants of Cumbernauld, Scotland. Cumbernauld was created in 1956 as a satellite town for population overspill from Glasgow. The article documents the growth and evolution of this city, as well as the characters that call it home.
To read the article by Joris van Casteren, click the image below.