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Publication Date
01 July 2011
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Shortlisted for the 2012 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book
of the Year
by Angus Peter Campbell - Find out more about the author

'I have no doubts that Angus Peter Campbell is one of the few really significant living poets in Scotland, writing in any language' - Sorley MacLean

Angus Peter Campbell is one of Scotland’s most respected contemporary poets. Aibisidh, his latest poetry collection, written in Gaelic and English, is a powerful and sharp-eyed examination of the fragmentation of language and identity in our modern global age. Memories, both wry and tender, of Campbell’s native South Uist are at the core of this collection, though the poet’s eye ranges widely – from bookstalls by the Seine, to paintings in Bonn, to music played in the former USSR. Through personal invocations of love to witty political allegories, Angus Peter Campbell considers the ways in which the dissolution of certainties challenges us to discover new connections – between individuals, communities and cultures.

Angus Peter Campbell(Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul) is an award-winning poet and novelist in both Gaelic and English, journalist, broadcaster and actor. Born and brought up on the Island of South Uist he now lives on the Isle of Skye with his wife and six children. He has won several awards for his writing, including the Bardic Crown and a prestigious Creative Scotland Award in 2001. His Gaelic novel An Oidhche mus do Sheòl Sinn (2004) was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year and was voted by the public into the Top 10 of the 100 Best Ever Books from Scotland in the Orange/List magazine awards. He was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2007 for Best Actor for the lead role in the Gaelic film Seachd

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