Ronald Frame was born in 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland - and educated there and at Oxford. He has written fifteen books of fiction. Past awards include the first Betty Trask Prize, the Samuel Beckett Prize and Scottish Book of the Year. His novel The Lantern Bearers, long-listed for the Booker Prize and honoured by the American Library Association, featured on Orange's list of the Best 100 Scottish Books and was cited as one of the five best Scottish novels of the last 50 years in The Times (London). He was named 'Most Promising Writer New to Television' by the Radio and TV Industries' panel for his first television play, Paris. His first radio play, Winter Journey, received an unprecedented 3 Sony Award nominations, and he has gone on to write a good deal of broadcast drama since then, including three series of The Hydro (set in fictional Carnbeg) for BBC Radio 4. Many of Ronald Frame's stories have been read on radio, and published in both commercial magazines and literary journals and daily newspapers in Great Britain and in the USA and Australia.
A new novel, The Lawless Girl, will be published in pbook form in late 2012/early 2013. Kindle publications to come (only in e-form) include a light-hearted 1912-set novel, The Gaiety of Nations, and the next collection, Carnbeg Piccalilli.