Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Donald S. Murray Awarded RLS Fellowship

Birlinn is delighted to announce that Donald S. Murray, author of The Guga Hunters and AndOn This Rock: The Italian Chapel, Orkney has been awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. 

Donald is one of three writers who will be able to spend a month in a self-catering studio apartment at the Hôtel Chevillon in Grez-sur-Loing, at the edge of France’s Forest of Fontainebleau. Robert Louis Stevenson first visited the area in 1875, delighting not only in the place and its community of writers but also meeting his future wife Fanny Osbourne there.

The Fellowship, designed to give writers time and space away from their usual environment, will allow Donald to develop several projects he has in mind both fiction and non-fiction, and we can’t wait to see the results. Well done Donald, from everyone at Birlinn!