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Leila Aboulela, winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, lives in Aberdeen. She is the author of four novels, The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator, shortlisted for the Saltire Prize, Minaret...

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I am a poet and translator, writing in English and Scots. In 1995 I was awarded a Scottish Arts Council writer’s bursary. I have lived in France and the Middle East, have lectured in the universities...

Chris Agee was born in 1956 in San Francisco and grew up in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. He attended Harvard University. He is the author of three books of poems, In the New Hampshire...

Married with two children, I have lived and worked all my life in the Scottish Borders. I recently completed an MLitt followed by a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow having...

I’m the author of one published novel (The Last Treasure Hunt) and several award-winning short stories. I initially trained as a visual artist, and have worked variously as an illustrator, designer...

I’ve been a teacher and a librarian and worked as a freelance researcher for local history projects. I grew up in Edinburgh but spent many years in London, mostly trying to get back to Scotland. I...

After leaving school in the late 1980's I worked in various jobs before studying for a qualification in Child Care and Education. I worked as a Nursery Nurse for many years, employed as part of the...

I was born in London and grew up in the south east of England. My first published piece of fiction appeared in a magazine called Dark Horizons in 2002. Since then, my stories have featured in...

I grew up in the seclusion of the Lammermuir hills in East Lothian where my love of stories and nature was kindled. After leaving school I spent six months in Africa, working as a school teacher and...

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