• Lochhead, Liz

    Lochhead, Liz

    Liz Lochhead is a leading Scottish poet and dramatist. Named Poet Laureate of Glasgow in 2005 and Scots Makar in 2011, her first collection of poems, Memo for Spring (1972) won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. She has translated and adapted Molière’s Tartuffe (1985) into Scots, and her adaptation of Euripides’ Medea (2000) for Theatre Babel in 2000 won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award. Her work for television includes Latin for a Dark Room and The Story of Frankenstein for Yorkshire Television. Her collections of poetry, The Colour of Black and White: Poems 1984-2003 and A Choosing: The Selected Poetry of Liz Lochhead, were published in 2003 and 2011 respectively.

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