Scottish writer and poet, Janet Paisley, Died at 70


Janet Paisley was born in 1948 and died in November 2018.

She was an award-winning writer, poet and playwright from Scotland writing in Scots and English. Her work has been translated into German, Russian, Lithuanian, Slovak, Spanish, Hungarian, Ukrainian and Italian.

Paisley was an individual from the Working Party for a Scottish National Theater, the SAC Scots Language Synergy, and the Cross Party Parliamentary Group for the Scots Language.

Paisley held three Creative Writing Fellowships, gotten two Scottish Arts Council Writer’s Bursaries and a Playwright’s Bursary, altered New Writing Scotland and co-ordinated the principal Scottish PEN Women Writers Committee.

Her first play Refuge won the Peggy Ramsay Award in 1996.

Paisley was granted a Creative Scotland Award to compose Not for Glory (2000), a gathering of interlinked short stories in Scots set in a little town in Central Scotland.

Not for Glory was one of the ten Scottish finalists voted in favor of by the general population in the 2003 World Book Day ‘We are what we read’ poll.

The short film Long Haul, composed by Paisley, won a Bafta selection in 2001.

Paisley is the mother of performing artist David Paisley.

Janet Paisley passed away at 70 years old.


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