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Malachy Tallack

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Malachy Tallack has written two works of non-fiction – Sixty Degrees North and The Un-Discovered Islands – and a novel, The Valley at the Centre of the World. He won 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 performed in venues across the UK. He is from Shetland, and currently lives in Glasgow.

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Malachy Tallack First of all read and read often. Then write and keep writing. And try not to worry about every part of the process. Not everything you produce will…moreFirst of all read and read often. Then write and keep writing. And try not to worry about every part of the process. Not everything you produce will be as good as you'd hoped, but you'll learn something from all of it. Also try, if you can, to enjoy it.(less)
Malachy Tallack If I sat around waiting for inspiration I don't think I would write very much at all. The inspiration usually comes once the pen is on the paper.…moreIf I sat around waiting for inspiration I don't think I would write very much at all. The inspiration usually comes once the pen is on the paper. Ideas do sometimes arrive at unexpected times, but mostly I have to work for them.(less)
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Hearing your own words, your own thoughts, on the radio is a very strange experience. And to hear them in the voice of an actor, on Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’, is doubly so. Particularly when those thoughts include such personal subjects as my relationship with home, my childhood and the death of my father.

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The Valley at the Centre of the World by Malachy Tallack
"The Valley at the Centre of the World is a quiet, introspective novel about the lives of the inhabitants of a very small valley in Shetland. And I thought it was beautiful. This won't be for everyone, but I loved it.

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The Valley at the Centre of the World by Malachy Tallack
"Beautifully written, honest and realistic portrayal of lives both simplistic and complex. Reading it life enhancing. Loved it."
The Valley at the Centre of the World by Malachy Tallack
"Just listened to and in this case my best books of the year so far. The first minister mentioned she was reading this book set in Shetland. I don’t normally read on recommendations from politicians but the author’s name rang a bell and the setting..." Read more of this review »
The Valley at the Centre of the World by Malachy Tallack
"This was such a brilliantly told story of the entwined lives of a group of people in a small valley on the Shetland Islands. Having just returned from the islands - I may be biased as to the amazingness of how well the author doesn't just take you..." Read more of this review »
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