R. A. Jamieson

R. A. Jamieson was born in 1958 into the crofting community of Sandness on Shetland. He has held the William Soutar Fellowship, co-edited the Edinburgh Review and tutored creative writing at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities. His work appears in many anthologies, and he has published poetry collections and a number of novels (including Da Happy Land and A Day at the Office). In 2005 A Day at the Office was featured in The List’s ‘100 Best Scottish Books of All Time’. He currently teaches a creative writing course at Edinburgh University. His 2017 publication A Hundir Inboos Till a Diein Lied: a poetic voyage through the (linguistic) margins of Europe collects his own poems alongside his translations into Shetlandic from other marginalised European languages.


Border Crossings »

Reading: Nancy Campbell, R.A. Jamieson

Sat 7 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Due North »

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This event and the other two Poetry Breakfast events at this year’s festival will be webcast. Please note these are live streaming webcasts, we are not recording the events, so you can only watch them while they are live; also you will not find anything at the link above until the events actually begin. 

Wake up and smell the poetry!

Sat 7 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £5/£4 | Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre