SO MANY LIVES AND ALL OF THEM ARE YOURS has now been published! It is a stand-alone sequel to my prize-winning THE SOUND OF MY VOICE. Both books were published last September. As you can see above, the new novel instantly became Blackwell’s Scottish Book of the Month, complete with a window display all to itself!

SO MANY LIVES AND ALL OF THEM ARE YOURS has already received some excellent reviews. Here is a brief sample:

Addictive…A stunning novel about making the most of life — and love — while you still can. Darkly comic… laced with compassion and optimism.’ The Sunday Post
‘Rich in comedy… There is exuberance in the telling, and, best of all, a warm humanity. Butlin looks at the dark side of life, but does not yield to it. This is a happily affirmative novel.’ Allan Massie in the Scotsman
‘Every bit as masterful as its celebrated 1987 predecessor [The Sound of My Voice]. Herald



If you wish to commission a poem, discuss a project or invite me to give a talk or reading, please contact me direct: ron@ronbutlin.co.uk

Ditto if you wish to buy a signed copy of any of my books.

You might also contact my wonderful agent Kathryn Ross: Tel 0131-657-4412 / 07980 668310
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To book me as an after-dinner speaker, please contact: Speak Out: 0131 440 9226


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 work — novels, short stories and poetry — has 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 worldwide. He also writes for children. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife, the writer Regi Claire.

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Now back over to Ron:

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 writing 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.

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


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