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Susan Rennie

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Email susan.rennie@glasgow.ac.uk
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English, Scots
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I am a writer and lexicographer, working both in English and Scots. I was one of the co-founders and original writers for Itchy Coo Books, which was launched in 2002 with funding from the Scottish Arts Council. I have written over 15 books for children in Scots, including the award-winning Animal ABC, and The Derk Isle, the first Scots translation of Tintin.

I have taught classes and workshops on the Scots language to children and adults, and to audiences ranging from primary schools to university students. I also write dictionaries and thesauruses (both Scots and English), especially for children. I am the author of the Oxford Primary Dictionary and Thesaurus, and most recently of the bestselling Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary and Rotsome Words. (Photo credit: Rob MacKillop)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Dundee; Edinburgh City; Fife; Perth and Kinross

Events can deliver

Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Adult learners

Topics of work

Editing & editing your own work; Picture books; Translation

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14

Audience size

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