Malachy Tallack is from Shetland, and currently lives in Glasgow. His first book, Sixty Degrees North, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award. His second, The Un-Discovered Islands, was named Illustrated Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2017. He received a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014, and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015. As a singer-songwriter, he has released four albums and an EP, and has performed live in venues across the UK. He is contributing editor to the online magazine The Island Review, and has written for many other publications, both online and in print.
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