Angus Wolfe Murray has died at the age of 85. Angus and Stephanie Wolfe Murray founded Canongate Books in 1973 along with writer Bob Shure. After leaving Canongate, Angus was a film critic for The Scotsman and then film websites Inside Out (which he founded) and Eye for Film. He also had two novels published, and for a decade ran a fine art removal business. Outside of the arts, he was an animal lover and a keen cricket player. On the Eye for Film website, Amber Wilkinson remembers him as someone who ‘spent his life kicking against the establishment in all sorts of unexpected ways, he was a force of nature, permanently curious, never judgemental’.
A funeral and memorial will be held at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, at 11am on 9 February, followed by interment in Traquair Cemetery at 1pm.
See the following obituaries and tributes:
Angus Wolfe Murray – in memoriam by Amber Wilkinson on Eye For Film website
Angus Wolfe Murray. Obituary – a film critic and Jethro Tull roadie by Jackie Kemp in The Herald 31 January 2023
Angus Wolfe Murray, film journalist and co-founder of Canongate Books by Jackie Kemp in The Scotsman 1 February 2023
His son Rupert is collecting memories of his father. See Rupert Wolfe Murray’s website.