May Festival Dilys Rose Something Different

May Festival Dilys Rose

Dilys Rose is a novelist, short story writer, poet and librettist. She has published 12 books, most recently a novel, Unspeakable (Freight Books, 2017).  As well as going solo she also enjoys collaborating with visual artists and composers.  Her most recent collaboration, Watching Over You, is a song cycle specially written for Karen Cargill, with music by Rory Boyle and performed by Red Note Ensemble in 2015.  Awards and fellowships for her work include the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Prize, the McCash poetry prize, two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards, a Canongate Prize, a Society of Authors’ Travel Award, a UNESCO City of Literature Fellowship and a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. She lives in Edinburgh and is currently programme director of the online MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.  Book Signing: 8.30pm, May Tent, King’s Lawn.

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