Robin Jenkins

Robin Jenkins

Robin Jenkins, OBE., was born in 1912. The author of more than thirty works of fiction, he received the Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Award in 2002 for an outstanding contribution to Scottish life and in 2003 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Saltire Society. Jenkins was hailed as ‘the greatest living fiction-writer in Scotland’ (Scotsman) before he died in 2005.



This was the terrifying mystery, why creatures he loved should kill one another. He had been told that all over the world in the war now being fought men, women and children were being slaughtered in thousands; cities were being burnt down

The Cone-Gatherers

Robin Jenkins