No Gaelic poet has had more influence on the generation that followed him than Derick Thomson. As poet, publisher, and editor of the literary quarterly Gairm, Thomson shaped the development of Gaelic writing in the post-war period.
Valerie Thornton's poems and short stories have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Canada, and America. She has received a Scottish Arts Council bursary, been shortlisted for the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story prize...
Born in Edinburgh, Ruthven Todd spent most of his colourful life outwith Scotland: in London, the USA and Spain. He was an artist, amateur botanist and novelist, but is best known as a poet and writer of children’s books.
Sydney Tremayne was an Ayrshire-born Scotsman whose working life was spent in England as a journalist, largely in London as a newspaperman in hectic Fleet Street, though his poetry often reflects quietly upon the complexities of the natural world.
Gael Turnbull was a poet and medical practitioner whose work ranged from prose poetry and collage poems to inventive ‘poem-objects’, all expressing a ‘delight in language and in the possibilities of utterance’.
The work of the playwright and poet who wrote under the pseudonym Joan Ure was little recognised in her lifetime, though she brought her unique perspective to many pressing and contemporary issues in her poems.
Ryan Van Winkle, a practiced podcaster who produced podcasts for the SPL for seven years, is a member of Highlight Arts and has organized festivals and translation workshops in Syria, Pakistan and Iraq.