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Margaret Elphinstone

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Contact: margaret.elphinstone@dircon.co.uk
Local authority: Dumfries and Galloway
Languages: English
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My novella Lost People, published in 2024, features refugees in a fragmented future world.

During my 40-year writing career I have written eight novels, mostly historical, including The Sea Road, Hy Brasil, Voyageurs, Light and The Gathering Night. I've also published short stories, poems, essays and articles. I believe that literature has a crucial role to play in how we address environmental crisis and our increasingly dystopic world. My most recent non-fiction writing on this subject is cited on my website.

I have taught writing in many contexts, from primary schools to university and in the wider commuinity. I am available for workshops, mentoring, talks and readings.

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; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Outdoor learning

Topics of work

Contemporary fiction; Historical fiction

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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