One of the most powerful and compelling pieces to emerge from the pen of this superb writer. -- Alexander McCall Smith
Before becoming a writer, Ron Butlin was a pop-song lyricist, a footman, barnacle-scraper on the Thames and a male model. Widely translated, his work has twice been awarded a ‘Best Foreign Novel’ prize. His previous novel, Ghost Moon, was nominated for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2016. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife, the writer Regi Claire.
It has become something of a cliche for the reviewer to shake their head in bewilderment at the continued status of Ron Butlin as 'Scotland's Best Kept Literary Secret'. Each new publication adds evidence for Butlin's elevation to the pantheon of recognised Scottish greats and each subsequent book brings further disbelief that this hasn't happened yet. Ghost Moon is no different. -- Totoro Gutter: The Magazine of New Scottish Writing