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Kenneth C Steven

Born in Glasgow in 1968 and raised in Highland Perthshire, Kenneth C. Steven is a widely published novelist, poet and children’s author.

His latest works include the 2007 collection of poems, Salt and Light (Saint Andrew Press), The Santa Maria, a children’s novel set in the Hebrides, and The Dragon Kite, a picture book about one boy’s search for a real dragon.

Steven has also produced a number of translated works. His translation of Lars Saaybe Christensen’s Half Brother was long-listed for the 2004 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and short-listed for the international IMPAC Award.

As well as writing, Steven also likes to help promote creativity within schools. Group reading and imagination workshops are also amongst his services for primary schools, and for secondary schools, there is the chance to recruit Steven to help older children build a portfolio of creative work.

Steven caters for adult readers and aspiring writers too, by visiting writers’ groups and teaching day courses, as well as longer courses. For six years he has co-tutored Into Blue Silence, a week-long writing retreat on the Isle of Iona. More recently, he set up a similar course in Castle of Park in Aberdeenshire, and intends to take this course elsewhere.

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