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Anne Donovan

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Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots

Anne Donovan is the author of the short story collection Hieroglyphics and the novels Buddha Da, Being Emily and Gone Are The Leaves, all published by Canongate. All That Glisters won the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition. Her stories have also appeared in many anthologies, including Glasgow Women's Library's 21 Revolutions. Her short stories are set texts for the SQA National 5 examinations. Buddha Da was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It received a Scottish Arts Council Award and won Le Prince Maurice Award in Mauritius.

Much of her work is set in Glasgow and uses Glasgow voices. Gone Are The Leaves (2014) is set in mediaeval times and written mainly in a different form of Scots; it was shortlisted for the Saltire Literary Book of the Year Award 2014. Anne has recently translated Roald Dahl's Matilda into Scots, published by Black and White publishing's ItchyCoo imprint.

Anne is very experienced in doing readings and talks for adults and school students.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Chairing events; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk

Topics of work

Adolescence; Childhood; Family; Historical fiction; Music; Nature; Religion & beliefs

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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