George Gunn

George Gunn (b. 1956)

Biography

Summary

George Gunn was born in Thurso in 1956 where he still lives. He has been a deep-sea fisherman, a driller for oil in the North Sea, a journalist, playwright and poet.

Full Biography

George Gunn was born in Thurso in 1956 where he still lives. He has been a deep-sea fisherman, a driller for oil in the North Sea, a journalist, playwright and poet.

Gunn has been writer-in-residence for a handful of places and institutions, including Orkney Islands Council and for the Scottish Poetry Library at the Ceilidh Place in Ullapool. He is well known as a playwright, with over fifty productions for stage and radio; from 1992 to 2010 he was Artistic Director of Grey Coast Theatre Company, which he co-founded. He has produced several series for BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4; his poems, reviews and essays appear in magazines and newspapers and he contributes regularly to online publications.

He has published a number of pamphlets and five collections of poetry. 

Poems by George Gunn

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Explaining to Joni (The Dwarick Press, 1979)
Sting (Chapman Publications, 1991)
On the Rigs: images of a life offshore, with Allan Wright (Keepdate Publishing, 1995)
Whins (Chapman Publishing, 1996)
Black Fish (Scotia Review, 2004)
Winter Barley (Chapman, 2005)
The Atlantic Forest (Two Ravens Press, 2008)
A Northerly Land (Braevalla Press, 2013)