Angus Dunn was from the Highlands of Scotland. He was brought up in Aultbea and Cromarty, and lived latterly near Forres.
Angus Dunn was a novelist and short story writer. His novel Writing in the Sand (Luath Press, 2006) was shortlisted for the 2007 Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award, and his short stories are collected in The Perfect Loaf (Two Ravens Press, 2008). He was awarded the 1995 Robert Louis Stevenson Prize and the 2002 Neil Gunn Short Story prize.
His poetry was been published in many Scottish magazines and anthologies, including Atoms of Delight (pocketbooks), After the Watergaw (Scottish Cultural Press) and New Writing Scotland (Association for Scottish Literary Studies).
He had a strong interest in small-scale and self-published pamphlets and handmade poetry books. In 1999 he designed and edited The Black Book, an anthology of eight Highland poets and he produced many handmade publications over the years, including Eddies, a collection of fourteen short poems. The booklet is hand-stitched and presented in a handmade envelope, made from one A4 sheet of manila paper.
He spent two years as Writer in Residence for Aberdeenshire and had a short residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. For many years he was the editor of Northwords Magazine.
High Country, the first collection of Angus’s poems, was published by Sandstone Press in 2015. Angus Dunn died in 2015.