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Wayne Price

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Contact: wayneprice101@gmail.com
Local authority: Aberdeen City
Languages: English
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Wayne Price is the author of Furnace, a collection of stories nominated for the Saltire First Book of the Year in 2012, the novel Mercy Seat, longlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize, and Fossil Record, a collection of poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as an inaugural Laureate's Choice in 2015.

His stories have appeared in journals and anthologies all over the world, including The Best European Fiction 2017, and he has been a prize winner in many major literary competitions including the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen, the Edwin Morgan, the Bridport and the Manchester International.

He has delivered many creative writing workshops and masterclasses to writers' groups, universities and schools in the UK, Ireland, China and Australia, and has read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aye Write!, The Ullapool Book Festival and Aberdeen's May Fest and Word Festival. For a number of years he judged the annual Book Week Scotland and University Special Collections Flash Fiction Competition. He teaches Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Dundee; Highland; Moray; Perth and Kinross

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Adult learners

Topics of work

Adolescence; Ageing; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Loneliness & isolation; Nature

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size