Ron Butlin






Contact: ron@ronbutlin.co.uk

Literary Agent
Lucy Luck
Lucy Luck Associates
18-21 Cavaye Place
London SW10 9PT
tel: +44 (0)207 373 8672
email: lucy@lucyluck.com

After-dinner Speeches
Speak Out  - 0131-440-9226

With an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist, Ron Butlin is also the Edinburgh Makar (poet laureate). In 2009 he was made the first ever Honorary Writing fellow (together with Ian Rankin) at Edinburgh University. Much of his poetry, as well as many of his novels and short stories have been broadcast and translated into over ten languages. In addition to his plays for BBC radio and theatre (most recently Sweet Dreams for Oran Mor in Glasgow), he has written five operas, two of them for Scottish Opera.

See tabs (above) for more details. You can reach him at ron@ronbutlin.co.uk

Now over to Ron -

This is my first proper website update - so, many apologies to everyone for the previous lamentable state. Please blame my e-ignorance and my skill at procrastination. Also, I have just finished a new novel, Ghost Moon, which took nearly three years. That is my excuse. From now on I intend to be e-active, more or less. Fingers crossed!

A quick update (as of June 2013) - 

1. My recent poetry collection, The Magicians of Edinburgh, is now into its second printing. Polygon have recently commissioned a new collection - without even seeing a single poem. A record for poetry, perhaps!

2. At present, I'm devising a new show, Edinburgh Science, Edinburgh Magic! for this year's Fringe. There will be a two-week run (2-15 August) at Summerhall when I'll be appearing with acclaimed musicians Dick Lee and Anne Evans. Please check out details and our 5 ***** reviews for last year at


3. After an off-the-cuff speech I gave at a Back Room dinner a few weeks ago, I was signed up on the spot by an agency specialising in public speakers! I'm now on the books with John Sargeant, Brian Taylor, Janice Forsyth and other media stars. I'll keep you posted. See my immodest page on the agency - 


(Contact - Speak Out: 0131-440-9226). Please feel free to book me!

4. While on a reading tour / holiday trip in Switzerland recently, I wrote a children's story in verse - Getting Rid of the Trolls.  We'll see if this opens up a new career. Anyway, it was fun, whatever happens.

5. Once the Fringe show's been handed over to Dick Lee for his music input, I'll be devising my new courses for Edinburgh University's OLL: Chamber Music for All and Beethoven and Mozart.  The classes are very informal and  you'd be very welcome. 

Please note - there are still four places still remaining on my one-day course Chamber Music for All on 9 August. Contact OLL at 0131-650-4400, or check out - www.ed.ac.uk/openstudies

I look forward to hearing from you, if you wish to get in touch!