Weel duin tae Emma Grae wha hae bin nominatit in Scots Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Book Trust in the Scots Language Awards. Vote now!
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets for the ceremony are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk. If you cannae make it you can hae a swatch o it online. You can a buy an online ticket here for that.
We askit Emma Guinness o Emma Grae thae speirins.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
I'm a Scottish author from Glasgow. I've been writing in Scots for nearly a decade and I'm halfway through my third book. I'm a huge advocate of capturing the sense of the world as I see it, at the time I've lived in it (with nods to the past), and promoting important issues like mental health awareness. I always do so in the Scots leid.
I'll be wearing tartan after #TartanGate on Twitter saw me called a 'dumpling' (lol) by the Scottish Tory Party's communications officer.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
I started writing in Scots with fellow writer Lorna Wallace back at the University of Strathclyde. She rewrote 'To a Moose' as 'Tae a Selfie' and then I had a go at writing in the leid myself. This was after we co-authored some chaotic Scots haiku after one too many white Russians!
Ony particlar career heighlichts
My career highlights have been seeing my first novel, 'Be guid tae yer Mammy', get published last year. My work with the Scots Language Centre's Scots Warks project. Oh, and having my work performed by Liars' League in London! Their actors really brought my Scot short stories to life.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
I'm looking forward to the publication of my second Scots novel, 'The Tongue She Speaks', in October, and then finishing book three next year, 'Cathy, get yer dancin shoes oan'.
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk Performing on Saturday 24th September include Bruce Fummey, Hamish Macdonald, Beth Malcome and Robyn Stapleton.
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