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Kathleen Jamie

Scottish poet and non-fiction writer with interests in language, culture and nature

Born in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Based in Scotland, UK

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Non-fiction

Poetry

Languages spoken

English

About

Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collections to date include The Overhaul, (2012) which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize, and The Tree House which won the Forward prize. Kathleen Jamie also writes non-fiction including the highly regarded Findings and Sightlines, regarded as important contributions to the 'new nature writing'. Her most recent poetry collection, The Bonniest Companie, appeared in 2015, and won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award.

Kathleen is Chair of Poetry at Stirling University (part-time). She lives in Fife.


Find out more on Kathleen's profile on the Scottish Poetry Library website.


Listen to Kathleen reading her poem, 'The Hinds'.


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