Kate Tough

Kate Tough’s pamphlet, tilt-shift, was runner up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2017 and highlighted in the Times Literary Supplement’s list of notable pamphlets. Her slavery remembrance piece, ‘People Made Glasgow’, was selected as a Best Scottish Poem 2016 and turned into a motion in the Scottish parliament. Kate’s novel, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking (Cargo) has had five stars on Amazon since 2014 and a revised second edition, Keep Walking, Rhona Beech, is out with Little, Brown in 2019. She’s received Creative Scotland funding awards for fiction and poetry, and had literature residencies at Cove Park, Vermont Studio Center and Outlandia.


Photo: Colin Mearns, Herald & Times