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Name  Andrew Greig
Role  Writer

Spouse  Lesley Glaister
Andrew Greig httpsliteraturebritishcouncilorgassetsUploa

Books  At the Loch of the Green Co, Fair Helen, Preferred Lies: A Journey t, Found at Sea, In Another Light

Education  University of Edinburgh

Andrew Greig (born 23 September 1951, in Bannockburn) is a Scottish writer. He grew up in Anstruther, Fife. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and is a former Glasgow University Writing Fellow and Scottish Arts Council Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow. He lives in Orkney and Edinburgh and is married to author Lesley Glaister.



He won an Eric Gregory Award in 1972. In 1985, Greig published an account of the successful ascent of the Muztagh Tower, Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber, which was shortlisted for the 1996 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.

His first novel, Electric Brae: A Modern Romance (1992), was shortlisted for the McVitie's Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. His next novel, The Return of John MacNab (1996) was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award. His fifth novel, In Another Light (2004), won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award. Fair Helen was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize (2014).


  • White Boats (with Catherine Lucy Czwerkawska) (1973)
  • Men On Ice (Canongate 1977)
  • Surviving Passages (Canongate 1982)
  • A Flame in your Heart (with Kathleen Jamie) (Bloodaxe 1987)
  • The Order of the Day (Bloodaxe 1989)
  • Western Swing (Bloodaxe c. 1993)
  • Into You (Bloodaxe 2000)
  • This Life, This Life (new and Selected Poems) (Bloodaxe 2006)
  • Getting Higher: The Complete Mountain Poems (Birlinn 2011)
  • Climbing

  • Men on Ice (1977)
  • Summit Fever: The Story of an Armchair Climber (1985)
  • Kingdoms of Experience: Everest, the Unclimbed Ridge (1986)
  • The Order of the Day (1990)
  • Non-Fiction

  • Preferred Lies: A Journey to the Heart of Scottish Golf (2006)
  • At the Loch of the Green Corrie (2010)
  • Fiction

  • Electric Brae: A Modern Romance (1992)
  • The Return of John MacNab (1996)
  • When They Lay Bare (1999)
  • That Summer (2000) (published as The Clouds Above : A Novel of Love and War in some markets)
  • In Another Light (2004)
  • Romanno Bridge (2008)
  • Fair Helen (2013)
  • References

    Andrew Greig Wikipedia

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