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Malachy Tallack

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Contact: malachytallack@hotmail.com
Local authority: Stirling
Languages: English
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Malachy Tallack is an award-winning author and singer-songwriter from Shetland. He has written both fiction and non-fiction, and has spoken at events across Scotland and the UK, as well as overseas. He has taught creative writing in short workshops and in residential courses.

His first book, Sixty Degrees North, was a work of travel and memoir, and was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as a Book of the Week. His second, The Un-Discovered Islands, was named Illustrated Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards in 2017. His most recent book, The Valley at the Centre of the World, was a novel, published by Canongate in 2018. (Photo credit: Paul Bloomer)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Biography & memoir; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Island communities; Nature; Rural communities; Travel writing

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