Publications — Kevin MacNeil

As author/scriptwriter

Time is a Knife that Heals (12,000 word story commissioned for book featuring one writer from each of the following island groups – the Outer Hebrides, the Orkney islands, the Shetland islands. Published by An Lanntair, Summer 2016)

Hamish (a feature-length documentary film about Hamish Henderson for bees nees production company, premiered at Glasgow Film Festival February 2016, it subsequently toured cinemas and had its television debut in September 2016). The premier of the film at the Glasgow Film Festival has been shortlisted for Event of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards 2016

The Brilliant & Forever (a novel, Polygon, March 2016) Shortlisted for the Saltire Society Fiction of the Year Award 2016, Scottish Book of the Month in Waterstone’s, Scottish Book of the Month in Blackwell’s

Sweetness (a play, adapted from a novel by Swedish author Torgny Lindgren, toured Scotland Spring 2011)

A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde (a novel, Polygon, Spring 2010)

The Callanish Stoned (a bilingual play, Theatre Hebrides, toured Scotland Spring 2006;play remounted and toured Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Autumn 2007)

The Stornoway Way (a novel, Penguin August 2005). Worked on screenplay adaptation of The Stornoway Way for production company Move On Up.

The Bottle Imp (a radio play, 2005)

Wrote and presented a special feature about the arts in Scotland for Eòrpa, the Bafta award winning BBC television programme (2003)

Less Is More Or Less More (a limited edition artbook combining haiku by Kevin MacNeil and illustrations by Elin Peterson, 2003)

Be Wise Be Otherwise (book of aphorisms, Canongate, Edinburgh 2001)

Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides (poetry, Canongate, 1998)

Short stories, essays and critical reviews appear in books and magazines both within the UK and internationally.

As editor

Struileag: Shore to Shore – Poems and Essays on the Gaelic Diaspora (Bilingual anthology of commissioned poetry and academic essays, ed. Kevin MacNeil, Polygon, 2015)

These Islands, We Sing: An Anthology of Scottish Islands Poetry (poetry anthology, ed. Kevin MacNeil, Polygon, 2011)

The Red Door: The Collected English Stories of Iain Crichton Smith 1949-76 (ed. and introduced by Kevin MacNeil, Birlinn, Edinburgh 2002)

The Black Halo: The Collected English Stories of Iain Crichton Smith 1977-98 (ed. by Kevin MacNeil, Birlinn, Edinburgh 2002)

Lunch at Yes (Gaelic advisor Kevin MacNeil, Association of Scottish Literary Studies, Glasgow 2004)

On the Way Home it was Suddenly (Gaelic advisor Kevin MacNeil, Association of Scottish Literary Studies, Glasgow 2002)

Going Up Ben Nevis in a Bubble Car (Gaelic advisor Kevin MacNeil, Association of Scottish Literary Studies, Glasgow 2001)

Dalle Ebridi a Malta (main contributor Kevin MacNeil, Sensibili Alla Foglie, Rome 2000)

Wish I Was Here (multicultural anthology incorporating poems and photographs, ed. Kevin MacNeil and Alec Finlay, Pocketbooks, Edinburgh 2000)

Baile Beag Gun Chrìochan/A Little Borderless Village (a bilingual anthology, ed. Kevin MacNeil, Highland Council, Inverness 2000)

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