Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig

Scottish novelist and poet ...

Andrew Greig was born on 23 September 1951 in Bannockburn, Scotland and grew up in Anstruther, Fife. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh and is a former Glasgow University Writing Fellow and Scottish Arts Council Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow.

He won an Eric Gregory Award in 1972, and his first book of poetry, White Boats (with Catherine Lucy Czwerkawska), was published in 1973. It was followed by two collections that reflect his interest in mountaineering: Men on Ice (1977) and The Order of the Day (1990). In 1985 Greig published an account of the successful ascent of the Mustagh Tower, Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber on the 1984 Mustagh Tower Expedition, which was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Memorial Prize. A second mountaineering book, Kingdoms of Experience: Everest, the Unclimbed Ridge, was published in 1986.

His first novel, Electric Brae: A Modern Romance (1992), was shortlisted for the McVitie's Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. His next novel, The Return of John McNab (1996) was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award and is being filmed for the BBC. That Summer (2000), is set in June 1940 on the eve of the Battle of Britain. His fifth novel, In Another Light (2004), won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award.

His latest book is At The Loch of the Green Corrie.

Andrew Greig lives in Orkney and South Queensferry.

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Name: Andrew Greig

Date of birth: 19/6/47

Place of birth: Bannockburn

Current home: South Queensferry/Orkney

Education: Edinburgh University

Similar Authors: Iain Banks, William Boyd, Alan Spence

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At the Loch of the Green Corrie

At the Loch of the Green Corrie

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I should like you to fish for me at the Loch of the Green Corrie,' MacCaig commanded months before his death. 'Go to Lochinver and ask for a man named Norman MacAskill - if he likes you he may tell you where it is. If you catch a fish, I...
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At the Loch of the Green Corrie

At the Loch of the Green Corrie (Hardback)

by Andrew Greig

Format: Hardback 352 pages
Published: 01/04/2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc

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In Another Light (Paperback)

by Andrew Greig

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 14/04/2005
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

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'Two small, confined communities in which established connections are cut across by shifting allegiances as people come and go: in cold climate... Read more

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When They Lay Bare

When They Lay Bare (Paperback)

by Andrew Greig

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 17/04/2000
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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This novel of obsession, passion and death occupies the borderlands between the supernatural novels of Scott, Hogg and Stevenson, and the... Read more

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That Summer

That Summer (Paperback)

by Andrew Greig

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 09/07/2001
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It is 1940 and Britain is at war with Germany. France has fallen and with Britain the next, and most crucial, country in Hitler's path, the... Read more

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Electric Brae

Electric Brae (Paperback)

by Andrew Greig

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 02/01/2002
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At the centre of the novel is the crumbling seastack of the Old Man of Hoy and the consuming relationship between a young artist, Kim, coldly... Read more

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The Return of John MacNab

The Return of John MacNab (Paperback)

by Andrew Greig

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 06/05/2002
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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When some friends decide to revive the challenge of the legendary poacher John MacNab, they plan for everything - except a young woman with a past... Read more


Romanno Bridge

Romanno Bridge (Paperback)

by Andrew Greig

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 02/10/2008
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc

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A motorcyclist with a stolen ring walks into Rothiemurchus Forest until he finds a quiet place to die. A woman with an eventful past has signed the... Read more

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