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Andrew Greig

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.[1]


  • Awards 1
  • Published work 2
    • Poetry 2.1
    • Climbing 2.2
    • Non-Fiction 2.3
    • Fiction 2.4
  • External links 3
  • References 4


He won an Eric Gregory Award in 1972.[2] 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.[3]

His first novel, Electric Brae: A Modern Romance (1992), was shortlisted for the McVitie's Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year.[4] His next novel, The Return of John MacNab (1996) was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award.[4] His fifth novel, In Another Light (2004), won the 2004 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award.[5] Fair Helen was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize (2014).[6]

Published work


  • 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)


  • 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)


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


External links

  • Andrew Greig's website
  • BAC entry
  • Interview with Andrew Greig (Dec 2 2010)


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  2. ^ "Eric Gregory Past Winners".  
  3. ^ "Winning books, shortlisted books and other entries".  
  4. ^ a b "Andrew Greig".  
  5. ^ "Saltire Society Literary Awards - Winning Books". Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Walter Scott Prize Shortlist 2014". Walter Scott Prize. 4 April 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
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