Jackie Kay was brought up in Glasgow. She has published several poetry collections including Darling: New and Selected Poems (2007) and Bantam (Picador, 2017). She has also written the novel, Trumpet (1998), and several collections of short stories. Her memoir, Red Dust Road, about meeting her Nigerian birth father, was published in 2010. She is the third modern Makar (National Poet of Scotland) and also has an MBE.