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Favourite Scottish writers?
I would love to know who your favourite Scottish writers are. There are plenty to choose from. Perhaps I can discover a new writer to fall in love with.
My favourite is Lewis Grassic Gibbon (also known as James Leslie Mitchell). He was born in Auchterless in 1901 and is most known for his now classic trilogy A Scots Quair
. I'm very proud to be a relative of his but I would love his work anyway
. If you read one book from him, make it Sunset Song
. It perfectly captures the time and place of the North East of Scotland during World War 1 through the eyes of a young woman Chris Guthrie. You can also visit the Grassic Gibbon Centre
in Arbuthnott (25 miles from Aberdeen) to find out more about his life and works.
Ivor Cutler is also a particular favourite of mine - pretty surreal but very funny.
I'd love to know your favourites, old and new, alive or dead.