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Olga Wojtas

Olga Wojtas was born and brought up in Edinburgh where she attended James Gillespie's High School – the model for Marcia Blaine School for Girls, which appears in Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She was encouraged to write by an inspirational English teacher there, Iona M. Cameron.

Olga Wojtas

Olga Wojtas

Olga won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015, and has had over 30 short stories published in literary anthologies and magazines. Her debut novel, Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar, is an affectionate homage to Dame Muriel's most famous book.



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