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John Purser

Poet - The Hunterian Poems

John Purser is well known as a composer, writer, broadcaster and musicologist. His new and collected poems There Is No Night was recently published by Kennedy & Boyd.

John Purser

John Purser

His radio play, Carver won a Giles Cooper Award and a New York International Radio Festival Gold Medal in 1991, and in 1992 his book Scotland's Music won him the McVitie Scottish Writer of the Year Award. An expanded edition of Scotland's Music was published by Mainstream in 2007 to accompany his second eponymous radio series for BBC Scotland.

Purser is a Researcher and Lecturer at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic College on the Island of Skye, where he lives and crofts with his American wife, Barbara.



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