Anne Donovan is the scriever of the short story collection, Hieroglyphics and other Stories (2001), and the novels, Buddha Da (2003), Being Emily (2008) and Gone Are The Leaves (2014), all published by Canongate. She translatit Roald Dahl’s Matilda intae Scots and it was published in 2019 by Black and White/Itchy Coo.
All That Glisters won the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition; her stories have appeared in mony anthologies, includin Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21 Revolutions. Buddha Da was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Scottish Book of the Year Award, and nominatit for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It received a Scottish Arts Council Award and won Le Prince Maurice Award in Mauritius.
Maist of her work is set in Glasgow and scrieved in Glesga voices. Gone Are The Leaves is set in the mediaeval era, screived in wirds frae bygane times and all ower Scotland. Gone Are The Leaves was shortlisted for the Saltire Literary Book of the Year Award 2014.
Anne’s work has been translatit intae mony leeds, includin German, Brazilian Portugese and Turkish.
A dominie for mony year, Anne loed tae teach literature in Scots. She was chuffed tae bits when some of her ain stories were picked as set texts for the SQA National 5 examinations. She enjoys daein workshops and readings for school students. Anne has also been involved in scrievin resources for Scots in the curriculum.