Roger Hutchinson is an award-winning author and journalist. After working as an editor in London, in 1977 he joined the West Highland Free Press in Skye. Since then he has published thirteen books, including Polly: the True Story behind Whisky Galore. He is still a columnist for the WHFP, and has written for BBC Radio, the Scotsman, Guardian, Herald and The Literary Review. His book The Soap Man (Birlinn 2003) was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year (2004) and the bestselling Calum's Road (2007) was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize.
'Hutchinson has done us all a favour in writing the definitive history of this community'-- Scotland on Sunday
'a fascinating glimpse of how a certain civilisation, as we know it, evolved slightly differently. ****'-- Scottish Field
'exhaustive but entertaining account'-- Press & Journal