Angus Peter Campbell
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, under the guidance of the great Marxist teacher Professor Richard Ashcraft from the UCLA who was a Visiting Fellow at the time.
His Gaelic-language novel 'An Oidhche Mus do Sheòl Sinn' was short-listed 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 has lived in the West Highlands of Scotland for a number of years with his wife, the artist Lyndsay Campbell, and their music-making children. He enjoys walking, and takes occasional excursions to Paris by train, primarily as an excuse to listen on the journey to the majestic pìobaireachd playing of Donald MacPherson.
He was awarded the Bardic Crown for Gaelic Poetry in 2001, as well as the Creative Scotland Award for Literature in 2002. He was nominated for the Creative Scotland Award for Literature in 2012.