Margaret Elphinstone has published eight novels as well as short stories and poetry. Her fiction is characterised by people on journeys to places on the edge – islands, frontiers - where cultures and ideas meet and evolve. Her novels have featured journeys in North Atlantic waters ('Voyageurs' and 'Sea Road') and a mythical Atlantic Island (Hy Brasil). Her forthcoming novel, 'The Gathering Night'. is set on the west coast of Scotland in Mesolithic times, 8000 years ago.
Margaret's talk to the festival will be on 'Across the Atlantic in fact and fiction'
To find out more about Margaret's writing take a look at her website