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by George Mackay Brown, Foreword by Kathleen Jamie

The legendary poet of the Orkneys - who later became one of Scotland's most loved C20th poets - George Mackay Brown: this is his first published book of poems, here reissued with a new introduction by Kathleen Jamie and illustrations by Julia Sorrell.

George Mackay Brown was born in Stromness, Orkney, on 17 October 1921. He died there in 1996.

His many awards include a Society of Authors Travel Award, 1968; SAC Literature Prize, 1969; Katherine Mansfield Menton Short Story Prize, 1971;  Hon. LLD from Dundee University, 1977; OBE, 1974; James Tait  Black Memorial Prize 1987 (for The Golden Bird). He was nominated for the Booker Prize in 1994 for his novel Beside the Ocean of Time.

He left behind him an extraordinary body of work: novels, short stories, poetry, journalism and even two operatic collaborations with Peter Maxwell Davis.


Product details

132 x 198mm
Pub Date:
October 26th 2017