Stewart Conn lives in Edinburgh and was, from 2002 to 2005, the city's inaugural Makar. This led directly to his writing 'Roull of Corstorphin', which he performed at StAnza in 2011 with musician John Sampson. His plays have been staged and broadcast here and abroad, and his poetry is widely anthologised. His poetry publications include Ghosts at Cockcrow, The Breakfast Room (2011 Scottish Poetry Book of the Year), The Touch of Time, and most recently Against the Light. As a BBC Radio Drama producer, he adapted and abridged a number of works by Muriel Spark.
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