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Andrew Greig

Scotland (b.1951)
Husband of Lesley Glaister

Andrew Greig is a poet and novelist. He was born in Bannockburn in Scotland and educated at the University of Edinburgh. He lives in Orkney and Sheffield.
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Saltire Literary Awards Best Book winner (2004) : In Another Light
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2014) : Fair Helen

Andrew Greig recommends
Upstairs in the Tent (2001)
Cynthia Rogerson
"A real page-turner, witty and touching and true. I read it with delight."
Afterlife (2009)
Sean O'Brien
"A convincing, darkly comic and painful take on the astonishingly poisonous world of poetry and literary aspiration."
Mussolini's Island (2017)
Sarah Day
"A thoroughly absorbing and moving novel, one that convincingly illuminates a strange and largely forgotten aspect of life in Fascist Italy."
Dark Water (2018)
Elizabeth Lowry
"Remarkable, powerful, at once realist and heightened, gothic, mythic, with sudden flashes of humour. It is a page-turner, a powerful re-invigoration of the historical novel, weighted with multiple resonances of Moby Dick, Mutiny on the Bounty and The Ancient Mariner."

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