Linda Cracknell


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Linda Cracknell

Linda Cracknell writes in different forms (fiction, non-fiction, drama), with a frequent starting point in landscape, sense of place, and characters at odds or in tune with where they are.

Her radio dramas have included:

The best snow for skiing, BBC Radio 4 Afternoon drama based on the life of Valda Trevlyn Grieve, Cornish wife of poet Hugh MacDiarmid. July 2005. Also given various staged readings.

Until Such Times Adaptation of short story by Jessie Kesson for BBC Radio 4 Women's Hour drama. November 2006

The Three Knots, BBC Radio 4 Afternoon drama, December 2009

The Lamp, BBC Radio 4 Afternoon drama, December 2011. Selected as 'Play of the Week' for Radio 3 and 4.

Her non-fiction book about walking and memory, Doubling Back: Ten paths trodden in memory  was published in 2014, and was a BBC Radio Four Book of The Week.

A dramatic shoreline in North East Scotland was the setting for a novel, Call of the Undertow (2013).

Her short stories and essays have been widely anthologised, broadcast and collected in two volumes: The Searching Glance and Life Drawing.

She teaches creative writing in a number of settings including on pathways and in the Sahara, has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Stirling, and Writer in Residence at Brownsbank Cottage, The Royal Hospital for Children, Edinburgh, and George Watson's College.

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