Am Bratach No. 326
December 2018
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Book prize

Three books with a link to Assynt have been long-listed for the Highland Book Prize. They are The Walrus-Mutterer, a novel by Assynt- based Mandy Haggith; The Assynt Crofter, a life of Allan MacRae by Judith Ross Napier; and Highland Herald, by recently-retired journalist David Ross, who covered the story of the Assynt Crofters’ buyout for The Herald.

Commenting on the news, Ms Napier said: “I’m very pleased to find myself listed among such fine writers. Being part of the Assynt Crofters’ twenty- fifth anniversary celebrations last summer, when my book was launched, was very special, and this feels like the icing on the cake. It strikes me as remarkable that several of the titles on this long list have a connection to Assynt, which must say something about the people and the place.”

Ms Haggith added: “I’m delighted The Walrus Mutterer has been long-listed for the prize and very excited to be among such illustrious company. After all the years of effort that go into a novel like this, not least the huge amount of research, it’s really gratifying that it’s being appreciated.”

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