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Douglas Bruton

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Contact: douglasrdbruton@hotmail.com
Local authority: Scottish Borders
Languages: English
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I have been writing for 30 years, and have won many short story competitions including The Neil Gunn Short Story Prize, HISSAC, Federation of Writers (Scotland) Vernal Equinox Short Story Competition and The William Soutar Prize. I have work featured in many reputable anthologies including Umbrellas of Edinburgh (Freight Books), And Nothing Remains (Fiction Desk) and Modern Shorts (Fiction Attic Press). I had a novel for 8-12 year olds published in 2009 by Floris Books (The Chess Piece Magician) and my first grown up novel (Mrs Winchester's Gun Club - a book about responsibility and attonement and forgiveness... and guns) was published by Scotland Street Press in June 2019.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Edinburgh City; Midlothian; Scottish Borders

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Topics of work

Contemporary fiction

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

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Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+