Pàdraig MacAoidh

Originally from the Isle of Lewis, but now living in Edinburgh, Pàdraig MacAoidh (Peter Mackay) writes in Scottish Gaelic and English. His first collection of poems, Gu Leòr / Galore (Acair, 2015) was shortlisted for the Donald Meek Prize and the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year. He also has a pamphlet, From Another Island, with Clutag Press, which was published in 2010. He is a co-editor, with Iain S. MacPherson of An Leabhar Liath / The Light-Blue Book, an anthology of 500 years of Gaelic poetry, which was the Saltire Research Book of the Year. His poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies and has been translated into Czech, French, German, Irish, Slovakian and English.