Andrew Greig was born in Bannockburn, although raised in the Fife town of Anstruther. Equally at home with poetry – his first book was the poetry collection White Boats – and literary fiction – In Another Light won the Saltire Society prize in 2004. He has also had success with mountaineering titles, like Summit Fever and the mountain poetry collections Men on Ice and Surviving Passages, and, in 1996, The Return of John McNab was short listed for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Award.
Greig is a former Glasgow University Writing Fellow, and an SAC Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow. He studied Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and held a number of part-time jobs before turning to writing.
Greig now lives in Orkney and Sheffield, and is married to author Lesley Glaister.