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John Manson

28 August 2020

We were sorry to learn of the death of John Manson. The poet, translator, critic, and literary historian died on 3 August 2020.

His publications include the major work Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C.M. Grieve) (Glasgow: Kennedy & Boyd, 2011) and collections of McDiarmid's poetry.

John Manson was a recipient of the Saltire Society's Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Scotland's life and culture.

The Herald (Alan Riach, 27 August 2020) and The Saltire Society website carry appreciations.


Picture credit: The thumbnail picture of John Manson is from the Saltire Society when he received his Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Award in 2012.