Roger Hutchinson (writer)
Roger Hutchinson (born 1949) is a British author and journalist. Hutchinson was born at Farnworth, near Bolton, in Lancashire, but lives on Raasay, off the east coast of Skye.
In the late 1960s, around the time he studied English at Bretton Hall College, he founded and edited 'Sad Traffic', published from a small office in Barnsley, which ran for five issues before morphing into Yorkshire's alternative newspaper, Styng (Sad Traffic Yorkshire News & Gossip).[dead link]
As of 2017, Hutchinson has written 15 non-fiction books.
Polly, The True Story Behind Whisky Galore (1990) was about the SS Politician, the ship which was wrecked on the Outer Hebrides with a cargo of whisky which inspired the book and film Whisky Galore.
In 2012 Hutchinson published The Silent Weaver, the story of the Uist-raised crofter Angus MacPhee who suffered a schizophrenic breakdown during World War II and subsequently spent 50 years in Craig Dunain Psychiatric Hospital near Inverness where he developed skill in weaving grass taken from the hospital grounds.
As of 2018, Hutchinson's most recent book is The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: The story of Britain through its Census, since 1801 (2017).
- "Two men, one road and a most unusual journey". The Herald. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- "Roger Hutchinson". Your Family History. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- Campbell, Duncan (12 Feb 2001). "'I've had enough of making stuff up'". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- "Whisky Galore Translates Well". Press and Journal (Aberdeen). 16 April 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- "Saltire picks Scottish shortlists". The Bookseller. 8 November 2004. Archived from the original on 9 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- Terris, Adam (16 April 2014). "Scottish fact of the week: Calum's Road". The Scotsman. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- "Spaekalation". The Shetland Times. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- Moss, Stephen (17 February 2017). "The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker: The Story of Britain Through Its Census – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
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