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Death in April Creek, The Orcadian, Helena Cooke, Gabrielle Barnby, New Zealand thriller.

Preview of Death in April Creek in The Orcadian newspaper.


Living Orkney, Gabrielle Barnby, Woman the Ba', Stromness Writing Group

Last issue of Living Orkney, proud to have my poem Bivalvia and a little piece called Woman, the Ba’ included.


Peace - Land, Gabrielle Barnby, review, Orcadian, Orkney, Scapa100, Scapa Flow, German FLeet

Lovely review of the Peace – Land performance at St Nicholas Church in the Orcadian.


Federation of Writers Scotland, Shortlisted, Gabrielle Barnby, short story competition, 2019, Miss Baikie is a Witch.

Very happy for Miss Baikie is a Witch to be shortlisted for the Federation of Writers Scotland Short Story Competition.


National Theatre Scotland, Gabrielle Barnby, Julia McGhee, One Day to Play, Orkney, Folk Festival, Poetry, Dance

 

 

 

Partnered with dance artist Julia McGhee for One Day to Play. She transformed my words into movement and gave a brilliant performance inspired by the birds around the Peedie Sea.


George Mackay Brown, writing competition, screenwriting, Gabrielle Barnby, Margaret Tait 100, Gerda Stevenson.

Pleased as punch to be announced winner of the GMB screenwriting competition this year. It was a privilege to find inspiration Orcadian film maker Margaret Tait’s writing. This year marks the centenary of her birth her writing was inspiration for my screenplay Rise.


Bridport Prize, Gabrielle Barnby, Orkney

Delighted to be shortlisted for the Bridport Prize with ‘Fluking’ a short story I wrote last year after visiting Bergen.


Norq from Ork, Gabrielle Barnby, The Oystercatcher Girl, scottish, Orkney, romance, thriller, mental health. interview.

Review of The Oystercatcher Girl by Sarah Norquoy on her blog Norq from Ork. Peedie interview as well.


Orkney Book Festival, 2017, Gabrielle Barnby, The Oystercatcher Girl, Scottish, islands.

Book festival review.


St Mary's, Stromness, Autumn Foy, The Heart and Soul of Orkney, review, Gabrielle Barnby

The Heart and Soul of Orkney, an Autumn Foy. Review from the Orcadian and Countrywoman’s Diary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Magnus 900, poems, Gabrielle Barnby, Orkney, 2017. Will you bide a bit longer?

Magnus 900 – a reflection on a special year. Film produced by Start Point Media. Poems/reading by Gabrielle Barnby, Orkney, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


J Storer Clouston event review, Gabrielle Barnby

 

 

 

 

 

The Fiction of J. Storer Clouston and Beyond  –  an afternoon of writing inspired by J. Storer Clouston.

 


Wadham College, Oxford, Gabrielle Barnby, Alumni, Oystercatcher Girl, Orkney, writer, reads

The Oystercatcher Girl is included in Wadham College Alumni summer reads


Acrostics exhibition, Northlight, Stromness Writing Group, Gabrielle Barnby, Per Mare, 200 years, celebration.

Acrostics exhibition, Northlight, Stromness Review by Gabrielle Barnby


Gabrielle Barnby, The Oystercatcher Girl, Orkney, writer, debut, novel, Shirley Whiteside, Booked, Pulse

Interview with Shirley Whiteside about writing The Oystercatcher Girl.


The Scotsman, The Oystercatcher Girl, Gabrielle Barnby, new novel, Orkney, Writer

The Oystercatcher Girl, excerpt in The Scotsman newspaper.


The Oystercatcher Girl, Gabrielle Barnby, Orkney, fiction, romance, Thunderpoint, press release

The Oystercatcher Girl, press release in the Orcadian newspaper.

Link to buy


200 Years of Diaries, Dylan Stone, Gabrielle Barnby, Stromness Writers Group, Creative response, Orkney

Review  by Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News


Orkney Archive, Kirkwall Library, 200 years of diaries, Dylan Stone, Gabrielle Barnby

200 years of diaries, Life’s Documents chronicled, Dylan Stone. Review by Gabrielle Barnby in The Orcadian newspaper.


Gift, Gabrielle Barnby, Seasonal Short, Stromness Writing Group, Christmas 2016, Winter, personal.

Gift by Gabrielle Barnby, Seasonal Short.


Gabrielle Barnby, Northwords Now, Literary magazine, Widow Kharms', Russian Absurdist

Widow Kharms’ Guesthouse – new short story in the Autumn edition of Northwords Now. There’s a huge amount of interesting work in here. Available for FREE at your local library.


The Stinging Fly, Gabrielle Barnby, Goldmiths Prize, Review, Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Dipping my toe reviewing: Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, nominated for The Goldsmiths Prize.


There is a review of The House With The Lilac Shutters and Other Stories in the August edition of Living Orkney  by John Ross Scott.

Living Orkney, Gabrielle Barnby, Writing, editing, The House WIth The Lilac Shutters

‘The chance encounters by the different characters build to create a montage of striking episodes – full of joy, desire, grief and an overpowering sense of spent youth…’

‘Once I’d finished this collection I was tempted to start reading it again to discover all the secret parts I had missed.’


Enjoy Summer Void ; a little vignette about a little secret on The Scottish Book Trust website, Secrets and Confessions.

Gabrielle Barnby, Scottish Book Trust, Secrets and Confessions, Summer Void.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cumulonimbus from the House With The Lilac Shutters and other stories made an appearance on For Book’s Sake, The Weekend Read in July.

The weekend read, for books sake, Gabrielle Barnby, The House With The Lilac Shutters, Cumulonimus, Short stories, Women writers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Book’s Sake champions writing by women and delivers short fiction to thousands of subscribers every Friday by e-mail.


Review of The House With The Lilac Shutters in Northwords Now in Issue 31, Spring 2016.

Northwords Now, Gabrielle Barnby, Review, The House With The Lilac Shutters

Review by Cynthia Rogerson.


Delighted to feature in The Press and Journal ‘Write on! – The best books for Christmas’ list. There’s a great range of books in their selection, catering for a broad range of ages and tastes.

The best books for Christmas, Barnby, House with the lilac shutters


Living Orkney March 2016, Gabrielle Barnby, Stromness Writing Group
Living Orkney March 2016. First spread of 'Writing Orkney,' edited by Gabrielle Barnby with contributions from the Stromness Writing Group.
Gabrielle Barnby, George Mackay Brown 20th anniversary and St Magnus day celebrations .
George Mackay Brown 20th anniversary and St Magnus day celebrations, article in Orcadian newspaper.
George Mackay Brown 20th Anniversary events, Gabrielle Barnby, Orkney, Kirkwall, Stromness
George Mackay Brown 20th Anniversary events, St Magnust Centre, Kirkwall, Stromness
George Mackay Brown, Fellowship, short story competition, winner, Gabrielle Barnby
George Mackay Brown Fellowship short story competition winner 2015, Listener by Gabrielle Barnby.
The House With The Lilac Shutters launch invite, Gabrielle Barnby, October 2015
Mslexia noticeboard, Spring 2016, The House WIth The Lilac Shutters by Gabrielle Barnby.
Queer Bashing Stromness launch, Tim Morrison, Gabrielle Barnby
Queer Bashing by Tim Morrison published by ThunderPoint, Stromness launch hosted by Gabrielle Barnby
Thunderpoint, Orcadian, , Book launch, The House With The Lilac Shutters, Gabrielle Barnby
The House With The Lilac Shutters by Gabrielle Barnby, book launch coverage in the Orcadian newspaper.
Linda's book bag, The House With The Lilac Shutters, review, Gabrielle Barnby
Linda's book bag review of The House With The Lilac Shutters.
Orcadian, Book launch, The House With The Lilac Shutters, Gabrielle Barnby
The House With The Lilac Shutters by Gabrielle Barnby, book launch coverage in Orcadian newspaper.
The House With The Lilac Shutters launch invite, Gabrielle Barnby, October 2015
The House With The Lilac Shutters launch invite, October 2015.
The Scotsman Gabrielle Barnby The House With The Lilac Shutters
The House With The Lilac Shutters by Gabrielle Barnby, article in The Scotsman.
Book launch for 'Spring Ward' by Orkney children's writing group Wirdsmit, Stromness, Gabrielle Barnby
Book launch for 'Spring Wark' by Orkney children's writing group Wirdsmit, Stromness