Malcolm Archibald
Winner 2005
Whales for the Wizard
Malcolm Archibald
Malcolm Archibald was awarded the Dundee Book Prize 2005 for his debut novel Whales for the Wizard.

The adventure story is based around the whaling industry in Dundee in the 1860’s and its fast-paced and detailed narrative truly captures the spirit of the time.

Celebrated Scottish crime writer and Dundee Book Prize 2005 judge Ian Rankin was greatly impressed by Whales for the Wizard, describing it as a “rip-roaring adventure mystery with terrific detail of place, period and shipping lore.”

Malcolm Archibald lives in Dundee and is married with three children. He splits his time between writing and lecturing in history at Dundee College. His main interests are writing, history, folklore, gardening, walking, soccer and people.

Whales for the Wizard

 

 

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