22nd September 2019
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Isles writer Murray in running for literary award

Writer Donald Murray is in the running for a prestigious award in recognition of his work.

The author behind As The Women Lay Dreaming, The Dark Stuff and The Guga Hunters has been shortlisted in The Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2019.

Murray says he is “thrilled and delighted” to have been nominated as a finalist in the outstanding literature category against two other hopefuls.

The awards are due to be presented at a formal ceremony at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Thursday.

It comes during a busy period for Lewis man Murray, which has seen him representing the Western Isles in arts industry events.

Next week Murray is due to visit the Isle of Arran as part of work he is carrying out in connection with the indigenous people of Canada.

About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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