Robert Alan JamiesonRobert Alan Jamieson
b.1958, grew up in Sandness, then studied literature at the University of Edinburgh, after which he was William Soutar Fellow in Perth and Writer in Residence at the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. Since 1993, he has pioneered the tuition of Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh, where he is now a Senior Lecturer. His work includes the novels Soor Hearts (1984), Thin Wealth (1986) - both set in Shetland - and A Day at the Office (1991), and two full collections of poetry, Shoormal (1986) and Nort Atlantik Drift (2007). He has also written for the stage and has edited a number of anthologies.
Robert Alan Jamieson's novel Da Happie Laand was published, in summer 2010, by Luath Press, and shortlisted for a Saltire Award.
The film Nort Atlantik Drift: A portrait of Robert Alan Jamieson, produced and directed by Susan Kemp of the University of Edinburgh, was premiered on 22 February 2014 as the centrepiece of the Glasgow Film Festival Shetland Day.
His fifth novel, also published by Luath Press, was launched in summer 2017. Entitled MacCLOUD FALLS, it is set in Canada.