Thursday 13 October 2011
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Andrew Greig is recognized as one of the leading Scottish poets of his generation, having written six volumes of poetry. He is also well-known for his writing on mountaineering, based on his climbing experiences in Scotland and the Himalayas. His acknowledged classic in mountaineering literature, Kingdoms of Experience, has recently been reissued by Canongate.
His first novel, Electric Brae, was shortlisted for the McVitie's Prize and the Boardman-Tasker Award, and his second, The Return of John MacNab, was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelist's Award and topped the Scottish bestseller lists in 1996. He is also the author of the acclaimed When They Lay Bare (1999) and That Summer (2000).
Andrew now lives in Orkney and the Lothians. He was Writer-in-Residence at Glasgow University from 1979-1981, and at Edinburgh University from 1992-1994. He will be reading from new collection of poems As Though We Were Flying, just published, and also from At the Loch of the Green Corrie, (2010) a memoir of a fishing trip in honour of the poet Norman MacCaig.