E W A N M O R R I S O N
COMING 01. 03. 2021
IN THE PRESS
‘‘Terrifying ... a terrifically written thriller that puts a very contemporary dysfunctional family at the heart of a very contemporary dystopian reality’’
‘‘A riot to read.
Occasionally extremely funny. The plot twists and turns at a spanking pace’’
How To Survive Everything
Break Out Culture
How To Survive Everything
‘‘Urgent and exciting, harnessing our current global anxiety with a beautifully observed family drama.’’
How To Survive Everything
“One of the most innovative and groundbreaking books to have been published in the last couple of decades.”
“An astonishing novel. The story,
the writing, the moral intelligence:
all of it is a knockout.”
“Sensational. Like nothing
I’ve ever read.
A tour de force.”
on TALES FROM THE MALL
CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS author of the THE SLAP –
on CLOSE YOUR EYES
on NINA X
Winner - Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year 2019
Longlist - Not the Booker Prize (Guardian) 2019
Winner - Scottish Book of the Year - Novel Prize 2013
Winner - Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the year 2012/13
Winner - Not the Booker Prize (Guardian) 2012
Finalist - Saltire Society Book of the Year 2012
Finalist - Creative Scotland Writer of the Year Award 2012
Finalist -The Prince Maurice Award for Love Stories 2007
Finalist - Arena Magazine Man of the Year Literature Prize 2006
Number 22 in the top 50 Scottish books of the Last 50 years. The List. 2013
Finalist - BAFTA Scotland x 2 Best New Director and Best New Writer. 2002
Finalist - The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film 2015
Winner - Royal Television Society Best Regional Drama 2002
Winner - Special Mention at the Pescara Film Festival 2001
Winner - The Audience Prize. Festivale de Sainte Livrade 2001
Winner - Special Mention. Napoli Film Festival 1998
Described as the ‘most fluent and intelligent Scottish writer of his generation’ by Booker Prize judge Stuart Kelly, Ewan Morrison is an award winning novelist and screenwriter and an essayist.
Ewan's eight novel, the thriller, HOW TO SURVIVE EVERYTHING is published by Contraband on 1st March 2021. It tells the story of a teenage girl who is abducted by her survivalist father, who believes that a world ending pandemic has begun.
Ewan’s novel, NINA X, published by Fleet an imprint of Little Brown, won Scotland's most prestigious literary prize - the Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year , 2019. The novel tells of the life of an extraordinary young woman who is raised from birth in ‘ideological purity’ in a cult and then escapes into our modern world.
NINA X is currently being developed as a ilm with an award winning feature director.
Morrison was the winner of the Scottish Book of the Year (SMIT) Fiction Prize in 2013 for his novel CLOSE YOUR EYES, and of the Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year award in 2012. He is also the winner of the Not the Booker Prize in 2012, a finalist in the Saltire Society book of the Year, 2012, and a finalist in the Creative Scotland Writer of the Year Award 2012. TALES FROM THE MALL (2012) has been named one of the top 50 Scottish Books of the last 50 years, by critics and the Scottish Book Trust and gained praise from bestselling global authors.
Morrison's first feature film, SWUNG, an adaptation of his first novel, starring Elena Anaya (Sex and Lucia, The Skin I Live In), was released in five territories in 2016, and was a finalist for four international film awards. The novel, published in 2006, was also a finalist in the Le Prince Maurice Award.
Together with Morrison’s first collection of short stories this led to Morrison being a finalist in the ARENA Magazine Man of the Year Award (literature) 2006. One of the short stories from the first collection was made into the short film about "Bullycide and social media" - NONE OF THE ABOVE, directed by Siri Rodnes in 2017.
In 2014 Ewan co-wrote the feature length docu-drama American Blackout (National Geographic Channel) with his wife the award wining scriptwriter Emily Ballou (The Slap, Case Histories, Scott and Bailey). American Blackout reached an estimated international audience of 28 million viewers and was discussed in the US congress. Morrison has been nominated for three Scottish BAFTAs and is the winner of a Royal Television Society Best Drama Award. He has worked as Story Consultant on the feature films Outlaw King & From Life, and on a number of TV series.
Morrison blogs regularly for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY - As "WORD-LESS: A novelist ponders emotional health"
Between 2011 & 2013 Morrison was a regular contributor to the Guardian - he also gave one of two Guardian keynote speeches at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2012. His articles have been published in all of the UK’s leading newspapers and in four of the top men’s magazines, in Britain, Italy and Germany. Morrison appears often on TV and radio and was the subject of a 30 minute Stark Talk interview on BBC Radio in 2014. Also in 2014 Morrison gave a keynote speech at the Frankfurt Book Fair Story Drive.
In 2016 he delivered a TEDx talk on ‘Why We Would Be Happier Without Utopia.’
Ewan's new novel "How to Survive Everything" will be published by Contraband.
Interview with Ewan on Janice Forsyth show, BBC Scotland
Interview with Ewan on THE WRITING COMMUNITY CHAT SHOW
interview with Ewan, Ed Vaisey, and Charlotte Metcalf - for Break Out Culture PODCAST.