Andrew Greig (2043 words)


Andrew Greig began his writing career as a young poet drawing on the diverse experiences of his life. Prior to becoming a freelance writer, Greig worked as a farm labourer, a salmon fisherman, a hop picker, a tobacco picker, a furniture remover and an advertising copywriter. In 1972, he won an Eric Gregory award, the Society of Authors’ award for poets under 30 in the UK. Shortly afterwards, in 1975, he completed an MA in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

His first book of poetry, White Boats (1973) (with Catherine Lucy Czwerkawska), was published when he was just 22. The sense of place that permeates so much of his work is particularly apparent here, with the poems arranged to correspond with three …

Citation: Macdonald, Kirsty. "Andrew Greig". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 November 2008 [, accessed 28 October 2020.]

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