George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown, poet and novelist, was born in Stromness, Orkney, in 1921. His books include The Storm (1954), Loaves and Fishes (1959), The Year of the Whale (1965), Fishermen with Ploughs (1971), Greenvoe (1972), Magnus (1973), Winterfold (1976), Time in a Red Coat (1984), The Wreck of the Archangel (1989), Selected Poems 1954-1983 (1991), Vinland (1992), Beside the Ocean of Time (1994) and Winter Tales (1995). He was made OBE in 1974. He died in Kirkwall, Orkney, in 1996.