Ùghdar, bàrd is sgeulaiche a tha air a bhith ri a chiùird fad deannan bhliadhnachan a-nist. Ann an 2003 bhuannaich Ath-Aithne, cruinneachadh de sgeulachdan goirid, Duais na Saltire airson Ciad Leabhair is chaidh an dà nobhail a lean sin, Gymnippers Diciadain agus An Latha As Fhaide a chur air a’ gheàrr-liosta airson Leabhar na Bliadhna. Nochd cuid dhe a dhàin ann an Dannsam Led Fhaileas ann an 2006, agus ann an 2007 aig Mòd Lochabair chaidh Crùn na Bàrdachd a bhuileachadh air. Bho 2010, tha Màrtainn air a bhith na ‘Shore Poet’. Chaidh a threas nobhail Air A Thòir fhoillseachadh ann an 2011. Cha b’ fhada bho chuir e crìoch air a chiad nobhail do chloinn agus tha e ag ullachadh cruinneachadh ùr de sgeulachdan goirid son 2014 agus dàrna leabhar bàrdachd.
Tha Màrtainn air a bhith air aoigheachd aig grunn thachartasan nam measg: Fèis Eadar-nàiseanta Nan Sgeulachd; STANZA; BLAS; Fèisean Leabhraichean Dhùn Èidinn, Ulapul is Obar Dheathain; Seachdain na h-Alba ann an New York agus IFOA Thoronto. Tha e a’ fuireach an Dùn Èideann le a bhean is an dithis chloinne.
An acclaimed author, bàrd and storyteller, Martin has been working across these genres for a number of years now. In 2003 Ath-Aithne – a collection of short stories – won the Saltire Award for First Book and his two subsequent novels Gymnippers Diciadain and An Latha As Fhaide achieved short-list placings for their Book of The Year Award. His early poetry was published in Let Me Dance With Your Shadow in 2006, and in 2007, at The Lochaber National Mòd, Martin was crowned ‘Bard’ by An Comunn Gàidhealach. Since 2010, He has been an Edinburgh ‘Shore Poet’. His third novel Air A Thòir was published in 2011. Martin has just completed his first children’s novel and is preparing a new collection of short stories for 2014 and working on a new collection of poems.
Martin has previously taken part in a number of events including: The International Storytelling Festival; STANZA; BLAS; Edinburgh, Ullapool and Aberdeen Book Festivals; Scotland Week in New York and Toronto’s IFOA. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two children.
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