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Fiona Thackeray

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Perth and Kinross
Languages: English
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Though I live in Scotland, my imagination is often half a world away. Many of my stories are set in Brazil or fictional locations: in a vast South American savanna, on a rock in the middle of the ocean or a moment long swallowed up in the mists of time. I write on an antediluvian machine disconnected from the distractions of the web. I have won awards including the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Award, the Happenstance, Neil Gunn, and Woman's Own magazine prizes. My stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in translation in Brazilian Portuguese and Polish.

With over 15 years' experience of presenting talks, readings and teaching workshops for writers both aspirational and established, I'm always interested in new collaborative ideas. My workshops have helped school students, prisoners, writing groups, retirees, people from the travelling community, the frustrated, the timid and the stuck in a rut.

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

Chairing events; Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Ageing; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Food; Friendship; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Human rights; Nature; Poverty; Travel writing; Urban communities

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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