Donald S. Murray comes from Ness, a crofting district on the Isle of Lewis but works in Shetland. A Gaelic speaker, his books include The Guga Hunters (Birlinn), Small Expectations (Two Ravens Press) and And On This Rock; The Italian Chapel, Orkney (Birlinn). His latest book is Weaving Songs (Acair). Possessing a wide range of writing skills, he can produce fiction, non-fiction, history, journalism and poetry. He has been described as 'one of the most original and distinctive voices in modern Scottish Literature'. He is also - without doubt - one of the most versatile ....
His collection of short stories 'Special Deliverance' was shortlisted for a Saltire Award while his pamphlet, 'Between Minch And Muckle Flugga' received the same honour in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award. He has appeared in a wide range of venues, including the Celtic Congress, University of Reykjavik in Iceland and the Edinburgh Festival along his alter-ego and look-alike, Will Self. He also took part in BBC 4's 'Birds Brittania', transforming into Sir David Attenborough.
The best is yet to come.
(Photo by Carol Ann Peacock: Image by Doug Robertson.)