Donald S. Murray
Donald S. Murray was a teacher of English for 30 years. Since leaving that profession, he has written full-time. His non-fiction work includes ‘The Guga Hunters’, ‘Italian Chapel, Orkney’, (Birlinn) and ‘Herring Tales’ (Bloomsbury). The latter was widely reviewed – from the Daily Record to the Economist – and like his book, ‘The Guga Stone’, chosen as one of the Guardian’s Nature Books of the Year. He has received the Jessie Kesson and Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships in recent years. His forthcoming book is ‘The Dark Stuff – Stories from The Peatlands’ (Bloomsbury) which is to be published in April 2018. His Gaelic play ‘Sequamur’ was performed throughout Scotland, including the Edinburgh Festival, and also in Belfast, London and In Flanders Field Museum in Belgium. He was chosen as one of Scottish Literature’s representatives in the Pisa Book Festival, Italy (2016). His poetry has been widely published and several of his works chosen among the Scottish Poetry Library Poems of the Year.