Praise for As the Women Lay Dreaming:

'A powerful novel… A poignant exploration of love, loss and survivor’s guilt.'
Nick Rennison, Sunday Times

'It’s the kind of book you want to read again as soon as you finish it,
because you know there is so much that will be revealed on that second reading.'

Alan Massie, The Scotsman

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'The kind of novel which can enrich your life' says The Scotsman's Alan Massie, so surely you will want to meet the author?

Donald S Murray comes to Ayrshire with As The Women Lay Dreaming, fresh from his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Donald S Murray took to the stage in Uig, Isle of Lewis, on Saturday September 14th with a musician from Shetland, a choir from Harris, a singer from Achmore and Aberdeen…and his long-time musical collaborator, Iain ‘Costello’ Maciver.

Donald was putting on a unique show of words and music which reflect the Iolaire disaster and its aftermath.

Donald S Murray has a new chance of an award after being longlisted for an award for a debut novel from the Historical Writers Association.

Donald S Murray says he is “delighted” to hear that he has just received a travel award from Society of Authors that will enable him to journey to Cape Breton in Canada to complete his latest book. “My thanks to them,” he says.

The Society of Authors says: “Each year we are thrilled to be able to support a number of writers with their works in progress through grants from the Authors’ Foundation and K Blundell Trust.

A young filmmaker based on the Isle of Lewis will be producing the movie based on The Women Lay Dreaming, the acclaimed new novel by Lewis writer Donald S Murray exploring how generations of the same family were affected by the legacy of the tragedy, which struck when a naval yacht crashed into rocks near Stornoway in the early hours of New Year’s Day, 1919.

The project, which has won the backing of a new talent project to find “Scotland’s filmmakers of the future” being funded by the BBC and Channel 4, is being undertaken by John Murdo MacAulay, aged 25.

The Scotsman newspaper reports that:

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