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BIOGRAPHY – GEORGE MACKAY BROWN Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Posted by edincityoflit in Poets.

George Mackay Brown was born in Orkney in 1921. He began to write for The Orkney Herald and The New Shetlander, and his first trip away from Orkney was in 1948, for a family holiday in Aberdeen.

Brown spent three years at Edinburgh University studying English, graduating in 1960, after The Hogarth Press in London had published Loaves and Fishes. He returned to Orkney where in 1961 he converted to Roman Catholicism. He continued to write and publish extensively, rarely leaving Orkney. He died in 1996.

Find out more about George MacKay Brown through the Scottish Poetry Library’s Poets A-Z.


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