Robin Lloyd-Jones is a remarkable man, having been director of Scotland’s first curriculum development centre, an Education Adviser in Strathclyde Region,a part-time tutor in Creative Writing at Glasgow University and is a former president of The Scottish Association of Writers (1993-96) and of Scottish PEN (1997-2000). For 17 years he chaired Scottish PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee (now renamed Writers at Risk), which campaigns on behalf of persecuted writers and champions freedom of expression, and he remains active in this field. Robin has also won, or been nominated for, a number of awards including, Saltire Society Research Book of the Year (2013), BBC Award for Best New Radio Drama (1994), the Booker Prize (1983 & 1985),Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable Trophy (1983) and the BBC Bookshelf First Novel Award (1983).
For relaxation Robin enjoys mountaineering, sea kayaking, photography and chess and now runs the Autumn Voices blog, the aim of which is to encourage creativity in later life.
The New Frontier, from award-winning author Robin Lloyd-Jones, is a series of interviews with remarkable people over 70, all of them nominated for the annual Times-Sternberg award, which documents the impact of different influences over their lives and provides readers with a unique viewpoint on how important it is that we make, and are seen to make, a valuable contribution to society at all ages.