Kevin MacNeil is a novelist, poet, playwright, journalist and writing tutor born and raised in the Outer Hebrides, now living in London.
His novels, A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde (Polygon) and bestselling debut, The Stornoway Way (Penguin), were both published to widespread critical acclaim. His first book, Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides (Canongate), won the Tivoli Europa Giovani International Poetry Prize for best poetry collection published in Europe by a writer under 35.
He is also the author of Be Wise Be Otherwise (Canongate) and plays The Callanish Stoned (Theatre Hebrides) and Sweetness, an adaptation of a novel by Swedish author Torgny Lindgren. His short stories have been published extensively.
Kevin’s latest poetry anthology, Struileag: Shore to Shore, a collection celebrating the Gaelic diaspora, was published in March 2015 and his latest novel, The Brilliant & Forever, was published earlier this year.
Kevin is also a highly experienced creative writing tutor, having taught workshops internationally, led residential writing retreats, lectured on creative writing courses at university level (Edinburgh, Uppsala, Kingston), mentored debut novelists, and helped bring writers from obscurity to award-winning prominence.