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David Tallach is a prize-winning published author, specialising in short stories. In 2015 he self-published his first book of collected short stories, written over 10 years, called ‘Last Breath In Sutherland’. Many of these stories were on historical themes. He is now writing a book of short stories on the Orkney Isles, and is studying towards a Masters degree in Highlands and Islands History.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Tallach was born in Inverness, and has lived in Kinlochbervie, Aberdeen, Cromarty and now Inverness. He holds four undergraduate degrees from The Open University, in areas ranging from literature to history to creative writing, and is now studying towards an MLitt in Highlands and Islands History with The University of the Highlands and Islands. He is actively involved in two local drama groups. ‘Last Breath In Sutherland’ is his first self-published book, and he has since self-published a novel and three books of poems. Details of these are available here: http://www.easthighlandgothic.com/news.asp
These short stories powerfully evoke Scottish landscape, history and architecture. With a keen sense of the past impacting on the present, they are gripping and often moving. The author was a winner of the WH Smith Young Writers’ competition in 1991, judged by then Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, and has wanted to publish a book of his own short stories ever since. Some of these stories have been previously published on www.cazart.co.uk. ‘The News From Moidart’ was previously published in issue 6 of the magazine Random Acts of Writing in 2007, ‘We Are For The Dark’ won third prize in a writing competition run by the Isle of Mull-based newspaper Am Muileach in 2007, and ‘Ask For Me Tomorrow’ was highly commended in the Highlands and Islands’ Short Story Association (HISSAC) competition in 2008.