Christine De Luca
Christine writes in English and Shaetlan (Shetlandic), her mother tongue. She was appointed Edinburgh’s Makar (laureate) for 2014-2017. She has had eight poetry collections published, several of which have won awards. She has also written two novels and several storybooks for children. She particularly enjoys collaborating with artists and musicians. Another Time, Another Place (The Scottish Gallery, 2021) documented a collaboration with the Scottish artist, Victoria Crowe. Her poetry has inspired both jazz and classical compositions, most recently collaborating with Tommy Smith and Orkney-based composer Gemma McGregor.
She is also active in translation, with six bi-lingual poetry collections published as well as a few classic storybooks for children.