The first visiting author on the Orkney Arts Society’s Autumn calendar is Keith Gray.
When he received 0% for his accountancy exams, he decided to become a writer.
Since then, he has gone on to win the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. He has twice been shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teen Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. Rave reviews about his writing have appeared in every broadsheet. Keith was a judge for the Blue Peter Book Award, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Bookstrust Teen Prize.
He lives in Edinburgh with his partner Jasmine and a parrot called Bellamy.
Keith regularly reviews teenage fiction for The Guardian and The Scotsman newspapers, and was the first ever Scottish Book Trust Virtual Writer in Residence.
He comes to Orkney next week at the invitation of the Orkney Arts Society to read and discuss his work. School children are welcome. For you there is a special rate of £1! Don't miss out!
Tuesday 17th September
Pier Arts Centre
Tickets on the door:
£4, £3 concessions, £1 for schools students