DAVID SHAW MACKENZIE

Writer and Artist

‘The Interpretations’

 

“A tautly written contemporary novel that clearly documents Mackenzie as an especially skilled author able to craft memorable characters and embed them into a riveting story.”

 

 

 “MacKenzie’s chilling debut is as much a novel of a small town struggling to retain its identity in rapidly changing times as it is a murder mystery.”

 

 

 “What The Interpretations does very well is to explore complex themes without ever compromising the authenticity of the fictional world. Mackenzie's prose is quiet and unhurried, taking us confidently through the story and brilliantly evoking each different setting, from a fish-packing plant in 1982 to a Soho café in 2000.”

 

 

‘The Truth of Stone’

 

Short-listed for the Saltire ‘Best Scottish First Book Award’

 

Stories

 

My short fiction has appeared in several major literary magazines and anthologies, including Stand Magazine, Chapman, Edinburgh Review, New Writing Scotland, News from the Republic of Letters and several editions of Best Short Stories.  Some stories can be viewed, in full, here.