Like it says at the top, Peter Arnott is a playwright. His career began in 1985 with two plays at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and one at Glasgow's Mayfest. He's been battering away ever since, mostly in Scotland, but his work has appeared in Moscow, Cork and New York. The Breathing House at the Lyceum, Edinburgh won Best Play at the TMA Awards in 2003.
Other Titles include:
as well as translations, adaptations, and some songs with music with Craig Armstrong.
Playwright Peter Arnott, Writer in Residence from 2009-2011 at the John Murray Archive, explores one of the most exciting publishers' archives in the world.
This blog traces Peter's final year of residency, finding stories and following them wherever they lead. Witty, sometimes irreverent, but always informative, follow his adventure to discover the stories of the people behind the manuscripts.
The John Murray Archive is part of the collections of the National Library of Scotland.
This blog is a personal creative response to the collection created for a Writer-in-Residence project. The views contained in this blog are those solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Library of Scotland.
Unless otherwise stated in the blog, the images on this blog and Treasures Gallery are used by permission of The Trustees of the National Library of Scotland. Images from other sources are credited in the blog text.