Further coverage for author’s stroke memoir

Man,Dog, Stroke FC

There has been further media coverage for acclaimed Scottish author and agency client Eric Sinclair after winning third place in the Independent Author Award – an annual contest run by Walking for the Wounded, a charity that supports injured servicemen and women.

The writer, 66, was left paralysed and unable to communicate after suffering a stroke in his sleep while on holiday in Norway, and spent nearly five months in hospital.

Despite doctors’ fears he would be confined to a wheelchair, the 66-year-old has made a “near-miraculous” recovery. During his recovery, he wrote Man, Dog, Stroke to help other survivors and to provide medical professionals with a patient’s perspective.

His story has now appeared in the print edition of The Orcadian, a local newspaper for the Orkney Islands, where Eric used to work as a headteacher.