In November 2012, we staged the first in a new series of My Life in Poetry events at the Scottish Poetry Library. My Life in Poetry invites guests to reflect upon their lives through the lens of their favourite poems. Award-wnning novelist Candia McWilliam did the SPL the great honour of accepting its invitation to take part in My Life in Poetry. For 30 minutes, she discusses with enviable lucidity her favourite poems, which includes verse by Shakespeare, George Herbert, Robert Browning and Emily Dickinson. Image courtesy of Chris Scott.