Weel duin tae The Itchy Coo Book o Aesop's Fables in Scots wha hae bin nominatit in Scots Bairns’ Book o the Year sponsored by Scottish Government 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 Matthew Fitt o The Itchy Coo Book o Aesop's Fables in Scots thae speirins.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
Itchy Coo wis foondit in 2002 and for twinty year has been led by twa makars, James Robertson and Matthew Fitt. Wi ower eichty books on its backleet, Itchy Coo's new title The Itchy Coo Book o Aesop's Fables is a collection o braw Scots translations o Michael Murpurgo's retellin o the classic tales. A wheen o kenspeckle names lent their talent and smeddum tae this book, amang them Elaine C. Smith, Kathleen Jamie, Sanjeev Kohl, Liam McIlvanney, Sheena Blackhall, Billy Kay, Lari Don, Hamish MacDonald, Gerda Stevenson, Thomas Clark, Susi Briggs, Ross Sayers, Ashley Douglas, Shane Strachan, Alison Miller, Laura Barbour, Gregor Steele and Laureen Johnson. Itchy Coo wis prood tae hae a translation fae new Scots writer Millie-Jess McIntyre on her publishin debut.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
The Itchy Coo project wis foondit in 2002 tae publish braw books for bairns o aw ages.
Ony particlar career heighlichts
Itchy Coo has had muckle success wi original books like King o the Midden and the Katie series and wi Scots translations o the Gruffalo and Harry Potter.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
Tae publish mair braw books for bairns and weans o aw ages in Scots.
Read more about The Itchy Coo Book o Aesop's Fables in Scots
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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