Writing

9781906120177For more information on my first novel, The Long Delirious Burning Blue, and to read extracts, please click here.

‘Hugely potent. A tribute to the art of storytelling that is itself an affecting and inspiring story.’ The Independent on Sunday

‘It is that rarity, a first novel that smacks of not merely confidence, but authority, a sense that the story is true and clearly envisioned, with the technique to make it seem seamless, dynamic and written with verve and a care for the English language … The ending is powerful (reminiscent of The English Patient), filmic, and achieving the kind of symmetry that novels often aspire to, but rarely reach.’ Tom Adair, The Scotsman

‘Sharon Blackie writes with a real sense of truth and emotional depth about relationships between individuals, and between individuals and their environment. Her characters are figures in a landscape brought vividly, vibrantly to life.’ Nicholas Royle

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Current projects

I’m currently working on a narrative nonfiction book on the subject of myth, place and belonging, which will be published in spring 2016. I’m also slowly writing a second novel, The Bee Dancer, which has been supported by a grant from Creative Scotland. I write regularly on the ‘Riverwitch‘ website, a collaborative project with my husband David Knowles to map our migration from the Outer Hebrides to Ireland during the course of 2014; my day-to-day blog is The Bone Garden.

My agenty is Kirsty McLachlan, at David Godwin Associates, London.

Other Books

Cleave: New Writing by Women in Scotland edited by Sharon Blackie

Riptide: New Writing From the Highlands & Islands edited by Sharon Blackie & David Knowles

Entanglements: New ecopoetry edited by David Knowles & Sharon Blackie

The Sam Book by Raymond Federman, translated from the French by Sharon Blackie

Articles (a selection)

Re-storying the Earth: Listening to the Land’s Dreaming EarthLines magazine Issue 1, May 2012. Read the article in full here: http://www.earthlines.org.uk/Assets/Text,%20pdfs/BlackieHirons.pdf

Digging In and Digging Deep: Place, Belonging and Responsibility EarthLines Magazine Issue 4 (February 2013) Read the article in full here: http://www.earthlines.org.uk/Assets/Text,%20pdfs/DiggingIn%20Digging%20Deep.pdf

Here Waterlog, Summer 2008

The Changing Face of Crofting Country Smallholding July 2006

The Transformational Power of Literature The View From Here magazine