Writer and poet Donald S Murray, originally from Ness, has a new chance of an award after being longlisted for an award for a debut novel from the Historical Writers Association.

The nomination is for his recently-published novel "As the Women Lay Dreaming", described in the citation as "a passionate, atmospheric and evocative novel inspired by the Iolaire disaster" that "explores how an event can have a dramatic impact on communities."

The award is for the best historical novel by a first-time fiction author first published in the UK in English.

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