Contact: ron@ronbutlin.co.uk






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An international prize-winning novelist, Ron Butlin is also a former Edinburgh Makar / Poet Laureate (2008-2014). 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 a dozen languages. In addition to his plays for BBC radio and theatre, he has written seven opera libretti, three of them for Scottish Opera. He has given readings and talks all over the world. Recently he has also begun writing for children.

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Now over to Ron for some NEWS!


With two books out last year I have now finished a new children’s adventure novels, Gone Missing, in which the kids take on a gang of people smugglers. The book is now with my agent. The first draft of the follow-up, The Hottest Day Ever is set in a haunted castle where the kids confront eco-criminals.

I so wish I had discovered writing for children much earlier. Unlike adults, they demand the truth. And lots of fun, too, of course!



As nearly half of last year was cancelled due to my contracting sepsis I am now working hard to catch up.

So far this year I have done 3 tours up north with the Edinburgh Quartet, taught at Moniack Mhor Writers Retreat and visited schools. A poem of mine (A Recipe for Whisky) is to be used in a film about whisky. I will again be giving classes in music at Edinburgh University and participating in festivals later this year. Details to follow.

I love words, their sound and their magic. Having published nearly 20 books of poetry and fiction for adults and, more recently, for children, I am as excited now to begin work every morning as when I first started. My work has won many awards and prizes both here and abroad. My creative writing workshops are all about helping writers (especially primary school pupils) access their imagination.

My email is ron@ronbutlin.co.uk I look forward to hearing from you, should you ever wish to get in touch!


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