Congratulations to Ross Sayers who have been nominated in Scots Bairns’ Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Government in the Scots Language Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Ross Sayers the following questions.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
I’m a Young Adult author from Stirling, and my novel ‘Sonny and Me’ tells the story of two fourth year boys who uncover a conspiracy among the teachers at their high school.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
I tend to write working class Scottish characters, so writing in Scots just seemed the natural way to write these people and their voices. With each book, I vary in the amount of Scots used to how much I feel the narrator would use.
Ony particlar career heighlichts?
Generally just hearing that teenagers in Scottish schools have enjoyed my books and are looking forward to more from me. Keeps me going when I don’t feel like my writing is any good.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
I’ve written a couple of books in the last year, so hopefully seeing about getting those published. One just might be a sequel to ‘Sonny and Me’…
The Scots Language Awards 2020 will be online at www.scotslanguageawards.com. We will have a mixture of events on the 23rd / 24th October. Performing at the Award on Saturday 24th September will be Gerda Stevenson, Gary Robertson, Shona Donaldson and Jim Malcolm.
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