Iain Crichton Smith

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Birthday
1, 1928
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Oct 15, 1998 (70)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1928
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Oct 15, 1998 (70)

About

A Scottish poet, novelist, and short story writer who wrote in both English and Scottish Gaelic, he is best known for works such as Modern Gaelic Verse and Consider the Lilies. His later works include An Honourable Death and The Leaf and the Marble.

Before Fame

He received a degree in English from the University of Aberdeen. He published his first work, The Long River, in 1955.

Trivia

He often wrote about elderly women dealing with feelings of alienation.

Family Life

He and his siblings were raised in the Scottish Gaelic community of Bayble by their mother, a widow.

Associated With

He and A.J. Cronin were both Scottish authors.

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