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Ron Butlin

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Email ron@ronbutlin.co.uk
Other contact method: Agent (Kathryn Ross): kjross@tiscali.co.uk
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
Ron Butlin's headshot

An international prize-winning novelist, Ron Butlin is also a former Edinburgh Poet Laureate / Makar. He has published nearly 20 books including novels and poetry as well as verse and adventure novels for children. He has given readings and talks worldwide. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. He is an entertaining after dinner speaker.

(Photo credit: Regi Clare)

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; 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

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

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Prisoners & young offenders; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adolescence; Adventure; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Historical fiction; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Picture books; Politics; Poverty; Rhyming books for younger readers; Science fiction

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

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