Andrew Murray Scott won the first Dundee Book Prize with his novel Tumulus, published by Polygon in February 2000. Singled out from 82 entries, Tumulus was described by the judges as a “tour de force”.
Tumulus – the name refers to an ancient burial mound – is a tale in two parts. The first tells the story via the narrator, the second investigates it. Tumulus details bohemian Dundee through the 60s and 70s to the present day blending fact, myth, pub tales and autobiograhical account.
Andrew Murray Scott is a graduate of the University of Dundee and now works as a press officer. Three further novels by Andrew have been published; 'Estuary Blue', 'The Mushroom Club' and 'The Big J'.