Tom Bryan

Tom Bryan (b. 1950)
Photograph of Tom Bryan © Lis Lee
Tom Bryan © Lis Lee



Tom Bryan was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1950, but has been long resident in Scotland, his mother’s country.


Full Biography

Tom Bryan is a widely published and broadcast poet, fiction and non-fiction writer. He was the sixth Brownsbank Writing Fellow in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, and has held other residencies in various parts of the country. He lived for many years in Strathcanaird, Wester Ross, where he co-edited Northwords magazine; he was the founder of The Eildon Tree magazine, still going in the Scottish Borders, and has also edited several anthologies. To date, he has produced seven collections of poetry, as well as non-fiction, short stories and a novel. His short stories have appeared in anthologies and literary magazines in Britain and abroad. He writes songs and has also had a dramatic piece about the mythical Scottish bard Thomas the Rhymer performed in the Borders, the Highlands and the State Theatre in Tula, Russia.

His most recent collection is Missing, Presumed Unread (Indigo Dreams, 2015).

He lives in Kelso in the Scottish Borders.

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

North East Passage (Scottish Cultural Press, 1996)
Wolfwind (Chapman, 1996)
Redwing Summer (Lapwing Press, 2005)
Rattlesnake Road (Dionysia, 2006)
Doubling Back (Dionysia, 2011)
Until the Roof Falls In (Indigo Dreams, 2012)
Missing, Presumed Unread (Indigo Dreams, 2015)