Sandsone Press Logo

Stephen O'Rourke

Stephen O'Rourke

Stephen O’Rourke (1976-2021) was a QC at the Scottish Bar, appointed Principal Crown Counsel in February 2021. For some time he had a regular column in The Scotsman and also wrote for The Guardian, Caledonian Mercury and Think Scotland websites. He was a strong supporter of the Tumbling Lassie Committee’s anti-slavery campaign. His historical novel, The Crown Agent, was published by Sandstone Press in 2019. He died at home in December 2021.

Latest News

Stephen O'Rourke

All of us at Sandstone Press were distressed and saddened to learn of the early passing on Wednesday 8th December 2021 of Stephen O’Rourke, author of The Crown Agent. Stephen...

On The Blog

Quarantine Reading Recommendations: Alice Hamilton-Cox

While we know lots of people are struggling to read at the moment, books offer a much needed escape from day-to-day life for others. When it became clear that we'd...