Aonghas MacNeacail has been a leading voice in Gaelic poetry for decades, as poet, and as a regular literary commentator in print and on Gaelic radio. He is also a songwriter, screen writer and librettist.
Kevin MacNeil is a novelist, poet and playwright, now lecturing in creative writing at the University of Stirling.
Born in Canada, with Hebridean ancestry, Iain S MacPherson now works at the University of Ulster and is an editor and writer in Gaelic, English and French.
Born 1955 and raised in Harris, Iain has spent most of his working life as an actor. His first play, Fantom was performed at Citizens theatre 2015.
Deborah Moffat was born and raised in Vermont. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Spanish and Communications, and gained a MSc in Communications from Boston University. She spent several years in Latin America, working as a journalist. She has lived in Scotland since 1982, mostly in North East Fife.
Catriona Montgomery was born in Roag, near Dunvegan in Skye in 1947. Raised in a family of five children, she went to Vatten Primary School and from there to Portree High School. She and her sister Morag are both published poets.
Mary Montgomery’s most recent collection ‘Fo Stiùir a Faire’, published by Coiscéim in 2012, inspired Irish critic Seán de Fréine to describe NicGumaraid as ‘one of Scotland’s great poets’ praising her ‘straightforward’ style.
Morag Montgomery was born in 1950 in Roag, near Dunvegan, Skye, the sister of the poet Catrìona Montgomery. She was educated in Vatten Primary School and Portree High School, and spent a year at Glasgow School of Art, before returning home to run the family croft.
Marion is a Gaelic poet and writer based on the island of South Uist and winner of the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2017 for Gaelic poetry.
Murchadh Moireach (Murdo Murray) from Lewis kept a war diary, written in both Gaelic and English, during the First World War, and wrote poems on his experience of the trenches.
William Neill's diverse poetry, in Scots, Gaelic and English, was first published when he was in his fifties; he saw it as 'a standing up for the small tongues against the big mouths'.