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Martin MacIntyre

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Gaelic
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An acclaimed author, Bàrd and storyteller, Martin Macintyre has worked across these genres for over 20 years. In 2003 Ath-Aithne (Re-acquaintance) - a collection of short stories - won The Saltire Society First Book Award. His latest novel Samhradh '78 (The Summer of '78), launched in July 2018, was longlisted for the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year and Ath-Aithne was published in French as Un passe-temps pour l'été (A Summer Past-time) - a first for Gaelic fiction!

Martin has written two novels for younger people Tuath Air A Bhealach and 'A' Challaig Seo Chall?' the latter of which won The Donald Meek Award in 2013. Martin's bilingual poetry collection Dannsam Led Fhaileas / Let Me Dance With Your Shadow was published in 2006 and in 2007 he was crowned 'Bàrd' by An Comunn Gaidhealach.

Since 2010 he has been an Edinburgh Shore Poet and is currently working on a new collection. Martin has been a guest at StAnza, the Edinburgh International Book and Storytelling Festivals, Scotland Week in New York, IFOA Toronto and is a regular contributor to the Ullapool Book Festival. (Photo credit: International Festival of Authors, Toronto)

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

Bilingual event; Mentoring; Multilingual event; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Rural communities; Translation; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

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

Audience size

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