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Alan Riach

Poet and Editor - The Hunterian Poems

Alan Riach holds the Chair of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University. His fifth book of poems, Homecoming (2009), follows Clearances (2001), First & Last Songs (1995), An Open Return (1991) and This Folding Map (1990).

Alan Riach

Alan Riach

He is the co-author with Alexander Moffat of Arts of Resistance: Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland (2008) and Arts of Independence: the Cultural Argument and Why It Matters Most (2014) and co-editor of Scotlands: Poets and the Nation (2004), The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (2009). He is the author of Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography (2005), the general editor of the Collected Works of Hugh MacDiarmid and editor of The International Companion to Edwin Morgan (2015).


Fabulous! I am looking forward to coming to Blairgowrie and this festival as often as they invite me.  My next book is out in September next year so that would work out well.

Alan Johnson

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