Marsh Biography Award

2007 - Maggie Fergusson for "George Mackay Brown: A Life"

Maggie Fergusson was presented with the 2007 Marsh Biography Award for her book "George Mackay Brown: A Life", published by John Murray.

Maggie Fergusson’s book warmly captures the life of George Mackay Brown in her carefully researched and sensitively written biography.

Maggie Fergusson interviewed Mackay Brown himself several times and is the only biographer to whom this reluctant subject, was willing to assist. The result of her endeavours is an uplifting and fascinating life of one of Scotland 's most interesting literary sons.

“How much of Brown's life was a place of suffering and decision, as well as quiet and monotony, is revealed in Maggie Fergusson's excellent and surprising biography”.
Kathleen Jamie
Guardian 'Book of the Week'
5th May 2006


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