Malachy Tallack has written for the New Statesman, the Guardian, the Scottish Review of Books, Caught By the River and many other publications, online and in print. He won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014, and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015. He is from Shetland, and currently lives in Glasgow.
'it's a joy to read, its prose as clear as the light on the Greenland ice-cap. In the past year, I've read three or four books combining travelogue and memoir...this was the best' - Telegraph; 'Malachy is a fine, sensitive writer with an eye for detail and a talent for descriptive prose' - Gavin Bell, Herald; 'Tallack does travelogue well, acutely balancing fact and fancy, and he has a nicely febrile line in his own vulnerability' - Will Self, Guardian