Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul

Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul (Angus Peter Campbell) from South Uist is an award-winning poet, novelist, journalist and actor. His poetry collection Aibisidh won the Scottish Poetry Book of the Year Award in 2011 and his novel Memory and Straw won the Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2017. He was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actor for the film Seachd in 2008. His most recent poetry collection Stèisean appeared with Luath Press in 2018. Sorley MacLean said of him, ‘I have no doubts that Angus Peter Campbell is one of the few really significant living poets in Scotland, writing in any language.’

Photo: Liondsaidh Chaimbeul