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Brian Holton

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Contact: ctbrianholton@gmail.com
Local authority: Scottish Borders
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a translator of modern and classical Chinese poetry and fiction, into both English and Scots. I have been a university teacher and broadcaster, and specialise in introducing my work to audiences, reading my work, either alone, or with the Chinese poet Yang Lian, with whom I have worked for more than 25 years.

I am also a poet, singer, and songwriter, and regularly perform on stage. I have appeared at literary festivals in many countries, given talks or readings in the USA, Canada, Europe, the Far East, and New Zealand.

Websites featuring the author

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; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Comedy, humour & funny books; Translation

Age groups published for

Adults

Age groups can work with

Adults

Audience size

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