Vivien Jones was born in Devon in 1948, lived in Malta as a child and moved to Scotland at sixteen. She now lives on the north Solway shore. She has two poetry collections and two short story collections in print, numerous inclusions in national and international anthologies, and has had work broadcast on Radio Scotland and Radio 4. In the last two years her focus has been on writing short plays (for which she won a national award) working with actors and directors to bring them to performance.
In 2021 her play ‘Lot 52’,on emigration from Annan to Nova Scotia in the 18th century, was part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and The Wigtown Book Festival.
She is one of three editors of Southlight literary magazine which is created in the south-west of Scotland. She is a frequent organiser of creative writing workshops in museums and galleries which often lead to publications. When not writing she is a renaissance musician, playing and performing mainly on viols and recorders.