Nan Shepherd

Nan Shepherd
1893 - 1981
Nan Shepherd  Scottish Writer

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First Name Nan
Last Name Shepherd
Age 88 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th February, 1893
Birthplace Cults, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died 23rd February, 1981
Place of Death Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Text Author, poet
Occupation Writer
Music Genre (Text) Novels, poetry, non-fiction

Anna "Nan" Shepherd (11 February 1893 – 23 February 1981) was a Scottish Modernist writer and poet, best known for her seminal mountain memoir, The Living Mountain, based on experiences of hill walking in the Cairngorms. This is noted as an influence by nature writers who include Robert Macfarlane and Richard Mabey. She also wrote poetry and three novels set in small fictional Northern Scottish communities in North Scotland. This landscape and weather played a major role in her novels and provided a focus for her poetry. Shepherd served as a lecturer in English at the Aberdeen College of Education for most of her working life.

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