Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1901–35) is the celebrated pen-name of James Leslie Mitchell. Born and brought up in the rich farming land of North East Scotland, he was a prolific writer of novels, short stories and essays and had seventeen full-length books published before his untimely death at the age of thirty-three. He is today recognised as one of the outstanding figures in Scottish literature, most famous for A Scots Quair, the trilogy of novels which begins with Sunset Song.



For she’d met with books, she went into them to a magic landfar from Echt, out and away and south

Sunset Song

Lewis Grassic Gibbon