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Robert Alan Jamieson

Writer, poet and translator Robert Alan Jamieson was born in Lerwick and raised in Sandness. His stories and poems were first published in local magazines such as The New Shetlander and Shetland Life while he still a teenager. His first novel Soor Hearts was published in 1983, and has since published the following novels Thin Wealth, A Day in the Office, Da Happie Land and MacCloud Falls. His poetry collections include Shoormal, Nort Atlantik Drift, Ansin t’Sjaetlin and Plague Clothes.

Jamieson studied English at the University of Edinburgh in the late 1980s, during which time his first play was published. In 1993 he became co-editor of the Edinburgh Review, and was writer-in-residence at the William Soutar house in Perth. He was a tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.

He lives in Edinburgh.

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