Dilys Rose (Scotland) is a writer of poetry and fiction and has also written drama and, more recently, text for music.
Her poetry collections include Bodywork, Lure, and Madame Doubtfire’s Dilemma. She has published three collections of short fiction, Our Lady of the Pickpockets, Red Tides and War Dolls.
She has received numerous awards for her work including the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Award (1991), the Society of Authors’ Travel Award (1998), two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards (1993, 1999), the Canongate Prize (2000), the UNESCO/City of Literature fellowship (2006), and the McCash prize (2006).
Red Tides was shortlisted for McVitie’s Scottish Writer of the Year and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year (1993). Her first novel, Pest Maiden was nominated for the IMPAC prize (2001). She enjoys collaborations with visual artists and composers, the most of recent of these being Helter Skelter, text for music theatre (Tramway, 2007) and Hauser, a libretto for chamber opera. She lives in Edinburgh and teaches on the Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.