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PUBLICATION DATE: September 15, 2022
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Edinburgh Come All Ye
By (author) Alan Spence; Illustrated by Victoria Crowe; Illustrated by Alison Watt; Illustrated by Rose Strang; Illustrated by David Williams; Illustrated by Joyce Gunn Cairns
A selection of commissioned work and other poems written during Alan Spence’s time as the Edinburgh Makar. These poems celebrate Scotland, Scottishness and the events of 2017- 2021. The book is illustrated with stunning artwork by Victoria Crowe, Alison Watt, Rose Strang, David Williams and Joyce Gunn Cairns.
ALAN SPENCE is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. Awards include the Glasgow Herald People’s Prize, McVitie Prize (Scottish Writer of the Year) and Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award. He is Professor Emeritus in Creative Writing at Aberdeen University, and in 2017 was appointed as Edinburgh Makar. In 2018 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan.