Esther Rutter is a Scottish non-fiction author based in Fife. Before becoming a writer, she spent 10 years working in the literature, heritage and education sector, encouraging readers and writers of every age to engage with and be inspired by classic literature, from the poetry of Robert Burns and William Wordsworth to the stories of Cervantes.
From 2017-2020 she has been Writer in Residence at the University of St. Andrews, working within the School of Geography and Sustainable Development to write and edit non-fiction publications for general audiences. Esther’s brilliant work has earned her both awards and creative grants and, signed by Granta Books, her first book This Golden Fleece was published in September 2019.
An engaging, funny and approachable speaker and workshop leader, Esther enjoys working with every age group and in any setting, from schools to libraries and care homes to village halls. Esther’s work explores a range of themes including craft and textiles, nature and place, identity, history and poetry, and she is an experienced leader of creative writing workshops.
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