'Murray is an evocative painter of landscapes and a deeply sympathetic writer.'
Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail

'He writes with an inherent understanding of Highland culture, language, and way of life.'
The Herald

'...one of the great lyrical writers of our time.'
Cathy Macdonald

As of Friday October 8, 2021, Donald S Murray has a number of engagements and events to interrupt his writing schedule…

14.30 - 21st October - Society of Authors virtual event - 

https://www2.societyofauthors.org/event/afternoon-tea-with-douglas-stuart/

Grab a cuppa and find out more about the award-winning writer Douglas Stuart. Douglas Stuart is a Scottish – American author.

His debut novel, Shuggie Bain, won the 2020 Booker Prize.

Douglas will be in conversation with Donald S Murray, SoA in Scotland Committee member, to discuss his work, creative routine and how authors can reach out and connect to readers.

This event is supported by the Society of Authors in Scotland (SoAiS) and will take place on online via Zoom Webinar. The link will be sent to registered attendees.

Programme:

  • 2 minutes – Welcome from Donald S. Murray
  • 5-15 minutes – Discussion with Douglas Stuart about his work and career, and glimpse into his creative routine
  • 10 minutes – Advice for authors on staying creative and connected during the pandemic
  • 5 minutes – Douglas Stuart will do a short reading from his book
  • 10-15 minutes – Q&A from audience

Faclan - Friday 29th October - Stornoway - Hebridean Book Festival 

Sound and Night: Fog and Light – a double header Friday evening event in which poet and novelist Donald S Murray explores our fascination with lighthouses, and musicologist, writer and radio presenter Jennifer Lucy Allan reflects on the powerful, lonely music of foghorns. 

Write Highland Hoolie - Mallaig Book Festival - Sunday November 14th

11.30-12.30pm.  FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL - Donald S Murray.   With Gaelic singer Anne Martin 

Cop26 - Scottish poets event…Three Scottish poets, Roseanne Watt from Shetland, with Pàdraig MacAoidh and Donald S. Murray, both originally from Lewis, will give readings of their work which reflects the challenges faced by island communities due to climate change and the ecological degradation it causes. They also represent the diverse linguistic traditions of the Scottish islands which have persisted to this day despite many hardships and offer an insight into their unique form of resilience.
The readings will be in English, Scottish Gaelic and Shetlandic with accompanying text for the English speaking and D/deaf audience members.
The event is chaired by Drew McNaughton, poet and former events coordinator for the Scottish Poetry Library and committee member of Seachdain na Gàidhlig. We are grateful for the support of the Gaelic Books Council, Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Poetry Library.

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