Fiction, folklore and poetry based in Orkney, or by writers who live in or have Orkney connections.
George Mackay Brown is seen as one of the great Scottish poets of the 20th century. He wrote of life and nature in his native Orkney Islands, his fertile imagination encompassing poetry, novels, children’s stories, essays, plays, and media pieces.
Novels from local authors from Orkney or Orkney-based.
Novels based in Orkney, by authors from far and wide.
Poets from, and inspired by, Orkney.
Explore the rich folklore and mythology of Orkney.
An anthology of Scottish Island Poems. In Other Worlds editor Stewart Conn has sought poems to set readers' hearts racing through a sharpening of memory or in opening new vistas and evoking new worlds and states of mind from the Orkney and Shetlands to the Hebridies, to Mull and Iona, Arran and Ailsa Craig and more. Edited by Stewart Conn. Paperback.
Writeen fae Orkney Voices. Aal this you'll finnd here in poetry, prose an drama, renga, haiku an cinquains. Thir's light an dark, a lot o whit wae like, some o whit wae don't. But aal written wae a love o Orkney an a delight in Orcadian language an wirds. The George Mackay Brown Fellowship. Paperback.
Astrid is returning home from art school on Mars, looking for inspiration. Darling is fleeing a life that never fit, searching for somewhere to hide. They meet on Deep Wheel Orcadia, a distant space station struggling for survival as the pace of change threatens to leave the community behind. A science-fiction verse-novel written in the Orkney dialect. By...
The first full survey of literary writing from and around the Orkney Islands and charts the development of this distinctively Orcadian strand within Scottish literature and shows how the archipelago, rather than the nation, can indeed be the defining locus of a compact and vibrant literary tradition. Paperback. By Simon W. Hall.