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 historical novel about the Cromartys who left Orkney in about 1820. It opens with a description of their lives in South Ronaldsay and their departure. Captain William Cromarty settled in Australia in 1822 and sent for his family. Earlier, he’d brought a convict ship to Sydney in 1819. By Leslie Kilmartin. Paperback.
Orkneyinga Murders Book 2. Ketil had not intended to return to Orkney, but when you work for Thorfinn Sigurdarson, you obey orders. Thorfinn wants him back to help with a visiting Abbot from Saxony, escorted by an old colleague of Ketil’s... By Lexie Conyngham. Paperback.