Kathleen Jamie is an award-winning poet and travel writer. Born in Renfrewshire in central Scotland, she studied Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Now a lecturer in Creative Writing at St Andrews University, Kathleen Jamie travelled to Pakistan and was inspired to write The Golden Peak (republished as Among Muslims) and The Autonomous Region.
Jamie has twice won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award. In 2016 she won twice at the Saltire Literary Awards: The Bonniest Companie, published by Picador, won both the Poetry Book of the Year and Scottish Book of the Year.