• Elspeth  Barker

    Elspeth Barker

    Agent : Victoria Hobbs

    Elspeth Barker was born in Edinburgh in 1940. In her career as a novelist and journalist, she wrote for the IndependentObserverSunday TimesLondon Review of Books and many others. Between the early 1980s and early 1990s, Elspeth taught Latin at what she describes as a naughty girls’ school on the Norfolk coast. She wrote and produced plays in Latin with her pupils. From 1992 to 2010 she worked as a tutor and lecturer in Creative Writing at the Norwich School of Art and Design. She published her first novel, O CALEDONIA, at the age of 51. O CALEDONIA was awarded the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize.


    Praise for Elspeth Barker:

    ‘A wholly original voice’ – The Independent

    ‘One of Scotland’s principal writers’ – The Financial Times