Royal Literary Fund Fellowship Programme

The Academic Skills Centre has two Royal Literary Fund Fellows working with us as writing tutors to help you to strengthen you academic writing through our free, confidential appointment service.

Our tutors are on loan to the University through the UK wide RLF Fellowship programme. A Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow is a professional, published author whose role as a writing tutor is to help you strengthen your writing. We are fortunate to have two Fellows working with us as writing tutors, Malachy Tallack and Gary MacKenzie.

Who can book an appointment?

  • Students of any discipline, at any level of study (from 1st year to postgraduate)
  • Staff member
Due to the charitable status of the Royal Literary Fund, its Academic Writing Fellows are only permitted to work with University of Dundee students who are currently resident in the UK. If you are currently resident outside the UK, please book an online academic skills appointment and one of our ASC tutors will be happy to support you with your writing.

How long is an appointment?

  • Each appointment is for 50 mins

How do I book an appointment?

Malachy Tallack

RLF Fellow at the University of Dundee

Academic Year 2022/23 is Malachy Tallack's second year as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Dundee. 

Malachy is the award-winning author of three books, most recently a novel, The Valley at the Centre of the World (Canongate, 2018). It was shortlisted for the Highland Book Prize and longlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. His first book, Sixty Degrees North (2015), was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and his second, The Un-Discovered Islands (2016), was named Illustrated Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. Malachy is from Shetland, and currently lives in central Scotland. 

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Garry MacKenzie

RLF Fellow at the University of Dundee

Garry MacKenzie is a writer, creative writing tutor and literature scholar living in Fife, Scotland. He is the author of Scotland: A Literary Guide for Travellers (I.B. Tauris), an introduction to literature from and about Scotland. Ranging from Ancient Greek travel writing to present day crime fiction, as well as covering poetry written in Scotland’s three main languages, Scotland explores how the country’s history, landscape and society are brought to life in literature.

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