Thursday 1 March 2012
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Part of Scottish Writers’ Centre's series of In Process presentations where well-known literary figures share an exploration of their creative process with an emphasis on aspects of crafting, using readings and other media of their choice to illustrate how and what works for them.
Our third presentation is made by novelist Margaret Elphinstone from Galloway, where she was working as a gardener when her first novel was published in 1987. Her latest novel, The Gathering Night, was published by Canongate in 2009. She is the author of seven previous novels as well as poetry and short stories. The Sea Road, which appears in List Magazine’s ‘100 best Scottish books of all time’ won a Scottish Arts Council book award.
She is a graduate of Durham University and an Emeritus Professor of Strathclyde University where she was a member of the English Studies Department from 1990-2008. Apart from spells of academic work in the USA, she has spent her working life in various parts of Scotland including Shetland and Edinburgh.
This event is supported by the Scottish Book Trust.