Glasgow’s prestigious Book Festival, “Aye Write!” is back from 15-25 March 2018! To celebrate this up-and-coming local event, we thought we would explore our three favourite Scottish authors in more detail.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Arguably Scotland’s most accomplished novelist, Robert Louis Stevenson was talented 19th-century Scottish writer of famous books such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Pictured above and alongside the Stevenson Hunting Modern tartan, Robert Louis Stevenson passed away in Samoa in 1894 but his legend continues his works.
Brutally honest and controversial in his work, Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh has become a Scots hero through his unique style of playwriting and short storytelling. Combining a mixture of humour and hard-hitting topics, Irvine Welsh is highly recognised for novels such as Trainspotting, Filth and Skagboys.
Iconic Scottish author Dame Muriel Spark was no doubt an all-round accomplished poet, writer of criticism, fiction, and literary biography. This year is the centenary of her birth and 58th birthday of Muriel Spark’s most well-known novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Similarly to Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh but very speedily left her birthplace for Tuscany, Italy.