Elspeth Davie

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Elspeth Davie
Born Elspeth Dryer Edit this on Wikidata
20 March 1918 Edit this on Wikidata
Kilmarnock Edit this on Wikidata
Died 14 November 1995 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 77)
Edinburgh Edit this on Wikidata
Occupation Novelist, short story writer Edit this on Wikidata
Spouse(s) George Elder Davie Edit this on Wikidata

Elspeth Mary Davie (née Dryer) (20 March 1918 - 14 November 1995) was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, painter, and art teacher.[1] Her novels include Providings (1965) and Creating a Scene (1971), but she achieved most of her acclaim for her short stories, principally for the collections The Spark (1968) and The Man Who Wanted To Smell Books (2001).[2]

Davie was awarded the 1978 Katherine Mansfield Prize for Short Stories. Her work was released by the world-famous Calder Publications. She was married to the Scottish philosopher and writer George Elder Davie.[3]


  1. ^ "Oxford Biography Index entry - Elspeth Davie". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Writers No One Reads". Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Sinclair-Stevenson, Christopher (15 November 1995). "OBITUARY:Elspeth Davie". The Independent. Retrieved 17 January 2014.