Christine De Luca, who writes in both English and Shetlandic, is a native Shetlander living in Edinburgh. She held the post of Edinburgh Makar from 2014-2017. She has had over a dozen books published, mainly poetry, but also a novel and some children’s stories. Her collection Dat Trickster Sun (Mariscat, 2014) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet Prize and was also published in an Italian bilingual edition, Questo sole furfante (Nuova Trauben, 2015). Christine's poetry has often won awards in her native Shetland, and a French bilingual collection of her selected poems, Mondes Parallèles (éditions fédérop, 2007), won the Prix du Livre insulaire 2007 pour Poésie. Her poems have been selected four times for the Best Scottish Poems of the Year.
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