Donald Smith is a storyteller, novelist, playwright and performance poet. He was born in Glasgow to an Irish mother and was brought up in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. He is a founding member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum and of Edinburgh’s Guid Crack Club, and is Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre at The Netherbow. He chaired the Committee that established the National Theatre of Scotland and became a founding Director.
He is the author of numerous books, including a novel set in Edinburgh at the time of Robert Burns, Between Ourselves (Luath, 2008), God, the Poet & the Devil: Robert Burns and Religion (Saint Andrew Press, 2008), and the collection of poetry, A Long Stride shortens the Road: poems of Scotland (Luath, 2004).