Nan Shepherd

Other names: 
Her given name was Anna, but she was known as Nan.
Dates: 
1893-1981

Nan Shepherd was an early Scottish Modernist writer, who wrote three novels set in small, fictional, communities in North Scotland. The Scottish landscape and weather played a major role in her novels and were the focus of her poetry. She also wrote one non-fiction book on hill walking, "The Living Mountain" based on her experiences walking in the Cairngorms.

Shepherd was a graduate of Aberdeen University and was a lecturer of English at the Aberdeen College of Education for most of her working life.