The Bagpiping People is the first selection of Douglas Dunn’s short stories to be published and offers an opportunity to discover the fiction of one of the major poets of our time, as well as to encounter Dunn’s unique portrayal of the character of contemporary Scotland. Dunn focuses on village life, capturing the bonds and tensions of family and community life, as well as the possibility of righting the wrongs of the past.
Douglas Dunn’s first collection of poetry, Terry Street, was published in 1969 (and was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award). In 1985 Dunn was awarded the Whitbread Book of the Year for Elegies. Among his collections of poetry is St Kilda’s Parliament and he has edited The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry.