Deborah Orr



Orion Publishing Group

Just shy of 18, Deborah Orr left Motherwell – the town she both loved and hated – to go to university. It was a decision her mother railed against from the moment the idea was raised. Deborah continued to travel back to Motherwell, fantasizing about the day that her mother might come to accept her as good enough. Motherwell is a sharp, candid and often humorous memoir.

Deborah Orr was an award-winning journalist, whose work regularly appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times and in many magazines. She was the first female editor of the Guardian’s Weekend Magazine at the age of thirty. Deborah was a co-creator of ‘Enquirer’, a play commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and shortlisted for new play of the year in the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland.