Nalini Paul is a poet currently based in Glasgow, although she has also lived in Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire and Orkney via India and Canada. She is a widely published poet and has collaborated across various art forms, including stage and film. She was George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow in Orkney from 2009 until 2010, where she worked with dancers, musicians, visual artists, archaeologists and the RSPB. Her first poetry pamphlet, Skirlags (Red Squirrel Press), was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award in 2010. Nalini’s current project with Stellar Quines Theatre Company, Beyond the Mud Walls, is set partly in early 1940s India and was showcased as a work in progress for ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ at the Traverse in September 2016. This is now being developed towards full production.
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