Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson (b. 1978)
Ross Wilson by Eamonn McGoldrick
Ross Wilson © Eamonn McGoldrick

Biography

Summary

Ross Wilson was raised in Kelty, a former mining village in West Fife. He has written three novels, reviewed for Books in Canada, and co-edited (with artists Ian Moir and Keith Mitchell) Almost an Island: A New Anthology of Fife Writings. A recipient of a Hawthornden International Fellowship, his poems and stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Anon, Edinburgh Review, Gutter, Horizon Review, New Writing Scotland, Northwords Now, The MacCallan/Scotland on Sunday Shorts, and others. In 2013 he contributed to the script of The Happy Lands, a feature film in which he was also credited as an actor. In 2014 he wrote lyrics set to music by George Mackie and arranged and recorded by folk trio The Sair Banes. His poem, 'Anithir Season', is made into a Filmpoem by artist Alastair Cook. He lives, writes and works as an Auxiliary Nurse in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

His first pamphlet collection, The Heavy Bag, was published in 2011 by Calder Wood Press.

Poems by Ross Wilson