Alison Belsham

Alison Belsham

Alison Belsham initially started writing with the ambition of becoming a screenwriter — and in 2000 was commended for her visual storytelling in the Orange Prize […]

George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown (1921 – 1996) was one of the greatest Scottish writers of the twentieth century. A prolific poet, admired by such fellow poets as Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, he was also an accomplished novelist, dramatist and a master of the short story. Bar a...
Nicola Barry

Nicola Barry

Nicola Barry is a feature writer and columnist. She has won 25 press awards, including Columnist of the Year in Scotland three times. She is a graduate of the celebrated MPhil course in Creative Writing at Glasgow University. She lives in Edinburgh....
Emma Barnes

Emma Barnes

Emma was born and raised in Edinburgh, spending hours making up stories for her younger sister. Her first writing success as an adult was when she won a short story competition – the prize was a pair of shoes. Nowadays she wears them for school visits, where her...