James Robertson is a poet, novelist, editor and translator. His novels include The Testament of Gideon Mack (2006) and And the Land Lay Still (2010). His published poetry includes Sound-Shadow (1995), several pamphlet collections and many other poems in anthologies. He co-founded and is contributing editor to Itchy Coo, which publishes books in Scots for young readers, and has written original poetry for bairns as well as Scots translations of classic children’s works. From 1993 to 1995 he was writer in residence at Brownsbank Cottage, former home of Hugh MacDiarmid.
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