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Allan Radcliffe

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Contact: radcliffeallan@hotmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Allan Radcliffe is the author of a novel, The Old Haunts, and a number of short stories, which have been published in the collections Out There, Elsewhere, Markings and New Writing Scotland and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He has worked as an arts journalist, critic and editor for over 20 years and won the Allen Wright Award for arts criticism and a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. He previously served as a mentor for emerging critics, worked with the Scottish Refugee Council to create ‘Stories of Home’ as part of Book Week Scotland, and commissioned writers to create work for a series of literary events as part of LGBT History Month. He regularly reads from his own work at bookshop events and festivals and has chaired many events at literary festivals such as the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aye Write!, and Book Week Scotland.

Local authorities can visit

East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Glasgow City; Midlothian; Perth and Kinross; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs

Topics of work

Adolescence; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Gender equality; LGBTQIA+ characters; Love & romance; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+