Angus Peter Campbell
From portraying Island Life to Translating George Orwell into Gaelic
Saturday 9th September
12pm @ Gaelic College, Bowmore
In Angus Peter Campbell’s latest novel in English, an elderly woman, now living in Edinburgh, recounts her Hebridean childhood to her Australian granddaughter. Electricity is a tender story of change and continuity, but most of all of community, to which Ilich will relate strongly. South-Uist born and bred, multi-talented Angus Peter Campbell is also the author of the first translation into Gaelic of Animal Farm by George Orwell, Tuathanas Nan Creutairean, and will tell us about his experience translating such an important classic.
Chaired by Lynn MacDonald
This event costs £5 with a concession price of £3.50.
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About the speaker
Angus Peter Campbell is an award-winning novelist, poet, journalist, broadcaster and actor. He was born and brought up on the islands of South Uist and Seil. He attended Oban High School where his English teacher was Iain Crichton Smith, then graduated with Honours in History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh. His Gaelic-language novel An Oidhche Mus do Sheòl Sinn was shortlisted for a Saltire Book of the Year Award in 2004, the same year it was also publicly voted into the Top 10 Best-Ever Books from Scotland in The List/Orange Awards. He was awarded the Bardic Crown for Gaelic Poetry in 2001, as well as the Creative Scotland Award for Literature in 2002. His novel, Memory and Straw, won the Saltire Society Fiction Book of the Year 2017, and his second crime novel, Constabal Murdo 2, won the Gaelic Literature Awards Fiction Book of the Year 2022.
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