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James Robertson

James Robertson is a poet, short story writer, editor and novelist. His short stories are collected in Republics of the Mind. He is the author of five novels for adults, including Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack and And the Land Lay Still. His most recent novel, The Professor of Truth, is loosely based on the Lockerbie bombing and its aftermath. He stays in Newtyle, Angus.

James Robertson

James Robertson

James Robertson is also a poet and writer of stories for children. He co-founded and is the editor of Itchy Coo, which publishes books in Scots for young readers. He has translated the Gruffalo books, Winnie-the-Pooh and Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox into Scots, as well as writing many of the Katie series of board books, and contributing to collections such as King o the Midden and A Wee Book o Fairy Tales.

Reading List:

'The Gruffalo in Scots'

'The Gruffalo's Wean' (both published by Itchy Coo)


Other Itchy Coo titles e.g. Katie's Moose, Katie's Pairty, The Sleekit Mr Tod, Winnie-the-Pooh in Scots, The Hoose at Pooh's Neuk


A really big thank you to you and everyone at Bookmark for doing such a splendid job. I felt I was made truly welcome and everything was very well-arranged and proceeded so smoothly. I can only guess at the massive work done to make this possible. Well done! Please pass on my thanks to the other members of the great Bookmark team. I‘m pleased my event seemed to go well. A great venue and a lovely audience. Lin was a fantastic interviewer, too! I‘d be delighted to come back again any time. Also to take part in the schools programme, if possible.

Ron Butlin

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