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Dilys Rose

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Contact: dilyslrose@gmail.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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Dilys Rose is a novelist, short story writer, poet and librettist, and has received a number of literary awards including the McCash Poetry prize (2006), a Canongate Prize (1999), two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards, The Society of Authors' Travel Award (1998), and first Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Prize (1991). Her work has also been shortlisted for the McVitie's Scottish Writer of the Year, the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year, the Scottish Arts Council/Sundial Award, the Bridport Poetry Prize, and the Cosmopolitan Short Story Prize.

She has nearly 20 years of experience in teaching creative writing at postgraduate level, most recently as programme director of the online Master's at the University of Edinburgh, from which she has taken early retirement to spend more time on her writing. Before joining the staff at Edinburgh in 2001, she was a creative writing consultant for the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, and, previous to that, writer in residence for Mid and East Lothian (1995-1998), and Castlemilk (1991-1994).

She has experience of working with writers of all ages and stages.

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Contemporary fiction; Historical fiction

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100