Des Dillon was born in Coatbridge and studied English Literature at Strathclyde University before becoming a teacher. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist, dramatist, broadcaster, screen writer, and scriptwriter for TV, stage and radio.
Des’s books have been published in the USA, India, Russia, Sweden, in Catalan, French and Spanish and his poetry has been anthologized internationally. His 1995 novel Me and Ma Gal was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award, was included in The 100 Greatest Ever Scottish Books and won the World Book Day ‘We Are What We Read’ poll for the novel that best describes Scotland today. His play, Singin I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim gained critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005 and has toured UK and Ireland since 2007. He was Writer in Residence at Castlemilk until 2000, and currently lives in Galloway with his wife and dogs.
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