EnglishBorn in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis in 1967, Anne Frater was brought up in the village of Upper Bayble in the Point district of the island. Scottish Gaelic is her first language, and the language in which her poetry is written. Her poems were first published in Gairm magazine (1986) while she was a student at Glasgow University, from which she graduated with an honours degree in Celtic and French in 1990. After a year at Jordanhill College training as a secondary teacher, she returned to Glasgow University and was awarded a PhD in 1995 for her thesis on Scottish Gaelic Women’s Poetry up to 1750. Her work has appeared in two collections, Fon t-Slige / Under the Shell (Gairm, 1995) and Cridh Creige (Acair, 2017). She worked in the media in various capacities before taking up a post for the University of the Highlands and Islands at Lews Castle College, where she now teaches Gaelic literature.
Rugadh Anna Frater an Steòrnabhagh an 1967, agus thogadh i am Pabail Uarach san Rubha. ’S e a’ Ghàidhlig a’ chiad chànan aice, agus an cànan anns am bi i ri bàrdachd. Chaidh na dàin aice fhoillseachadh an toiseach an Gairm (1986) fhad ’s a bha i na h-oileanach aig Oilthigh Ghlaschu, far an d’ fhuair i ceum ann an Ceiltis agus Fraingis an 1990. Às dèidh bliadhna aig Cnoc Iòrdain a’ trèanadh mar thidsear, thill i a dh’Oilthigh Ghlaschu agus rinn i PhD air Bàrdachd nam Bana-Ghàidheal an Alba gu ruige 1750. Cheumnaich i an 1995. Tha an saothair aice air nochdadh ann an dà chruinneachadh, Fon t-Slige / Under the Shell (Gairm, 1995) agus Cridhe Creige (Acair, 2017). Bha iomadach dreuchd aice anns na meadhanan mus do ghabh i obair an Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean aig Colaisde a’ Chaisteil, far am bi i a’ teagasg litreachas na Gàidhlig.