Printed Publications

Evelyn’s written work comes in many forms. Her personal thoughts are published on this website as essays and blog posts. In addition, Evelyn has written for printed publications, which includes her own autobiography and a growing number of contributions to books by a range of authors. Below you can browse through a reference list of Evelyn’s written work for printed publication, both as an author and a contributor.

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Evelyn as Author

Good Vibrations: My Autobiography

May 1990


ISBN: 091743052

Good Vibrations is Evelyn’s Story, in her own words, of how she achieved so much. We follow Evelyn from her simple upbringing on a farm in the North-East of Scotland, through her childhood battles not to be sent to a school for the deaf where her prodigious musical talent would have remained undiscovered, to her extraordinary schoolgirl performances as a remarkable percussionist. A testimony to one woman’s courage and determination to succeed, whatever obstacles life might put in her way, Good Vibrations is a book that resounds with music, hard work and sheer love of life. ‘You have made history’ were the words of the famous percussionist James Blades as rapturous applause greeted Evelyn’s first Prom. She has made history in more ways than one.


Evelyn as Contributor

The following contributions account for interviews, extended quotes, responses to general questions, chapter contributions, forewords, etc. The list does not include publications that have made use of biographical material or other generally available information about Evelyn.

TitleAuthor(s)/Editor(s)PublisherPublication DateISBN
Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed PercussionShannon StockerPenguin BooksApril 20220241547687
ConversationsJohn PalmerVision EditionMarch 20150993176104
Only RememberedMichael MorpurgoJonathan Cape ChildrensJuly 20140857551280
Don't Just Sign... Communicate! : A Student's Guide to the Deaf ExperienceMichelle JayJudea MediaDecember 20130984529470
A History of the World in 100 ObjectsNeil McGregorPenguinJune 20120241951771
Musical PathwaysChris Harrison & Liz McCulloughNational Association of Music EducatorsSeptember 20110956654517
The Imagination Can Reach Up Into Itself and Grasp the UniverseVSAVSA2011n/a
From Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring ComebacksJohn F. Groom & David NoonAttitude MediaOctober 20100963270141
Hearing, Feeling, PlayingShirley SalmonReichert VerlagMay 20093895006211
Days Life This: A Portrait of Scotland through the Extraordinary Stories of its PeopleScottish Book TrustLuath Press LtdFebruary 20091906307970
1 Piece of AdvicePatricia J. Messer-Stern & Barbara K. Mosser1 Piece of Advice Inc.January 2009098108320X
Foundations of Physical Science (Third Edition)Tom Hsu, PhDCambridge Physics Outlet20091604310146
Touched by Robert BurnsAndy HallBirlinnOctober 20081841586889
Self-Help for the 21st CenturyMalcolm GoodLuath Press LtdJuly 2008190630758X
Learning for Life: From Inspiration to AspirationDavid LorimerLearning for LifeMarch 2008095353331X
Meet the Instruments of the Orchestra!Genevieve HelsbyNaxos BooksMarch 20071843791129
The Illustrated Musical Instruments HandbookLucien JenkinsFlame Tree PublishingAugust 20061844514206
Musical CommunicationDorothy Miell, Raymond MacDonald & David J. HargrevesOxford University PressJuly 20050198529368
Water MusicMarjorie RyersonUniversity of Michigan PressAugust 20030472113380
The Mastery of Music: Ten Pathways to True ArtistryBarry GreenCrown ArchetypeMay 20030767911563
The World of Women in Classical MusicDr Anne K GrayWord World PublishingMarch 20031599753200
Björk: There's More to Life Than ThisIan GriffithsThunder's Mouth PressNovember 20021560254165
St Magnus Festival: A CelebrationPamela BeasantOrcadian LtdJune 20021902957172
VoicesJim ReislerMcFarland & Co. Inc.May 20020786412662
A Sense of Belonging to Scotland: The Favourite Places of Scottish PersonalitiesAndy HallMercat Press20021841830364
PostBjörk GuðmundsdóttirBloomsburySeptember 20010747523738
The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips from Teens and ProsAmy NathanOxford University PressMay 20000195367391
Rhythm & Beauty: The Art of PercussionRocky MaffitWatson-Guptill PublicationsJuly 1999 082308406X
The VirtuosoKen CarboneStewart, Tabori & ChangApril 19991556709080
Musical ProdigiesClaude KennesonAmadeus PressDecember 19981574670462
These I Have Met...James BladesThames PublishingDecember 19980905210778
Being DeafMaggie WooleyBelitha PressAugust 19981855617978
Unstoppable: 45 Powerful Stories of Perseverance and Triumph from People Just Like YouCynthia KerseySourcebooksJuly 19981570713383
A Scottish Childhood: Over 70 Famous Scots Remember Nancy E. M. BaileyHarperCollinsApril 19980004721764
Silver Linings: Triumphs of the Chronically Ill and Physically ChallengedShaena EnglePrometheus BooksNovember 19971573921718
Reflections on SuccessMartyn LewisLennardMay 19971852977328
Living Legends: Six Stories About Successful Deaf People (Volume I)Darlene TooleButte PublicationsMay 19961884362133
Great Journeys of the WorldErnie Dingo, Evelyn Glennie, Damian Gorman, Tony Robinson, Juliet Stevenson & Sandi ToksvigBBC BooksNovember 19940563370505