27th of March, 12pm: Laura Hird

laura hird

Laura Hird is the award-winning author of the collections, ‘Nail and Other Stories’ (Canongate, 1997) and ‘Hope and Other Urban Tales’ (Canongate, 2006) and novel, ‘Born Free’ (Canongate 2007) which was nominated for the Whitbread and Orange Prizes. Her short stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies internationally and her work translated into a number of European languages. A book based around her mother’s letters, ‘Dear Laura’ was published by Canongate in March 2007. A regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation and the Scottish Book Trust , she also teaches creative writing in secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK.

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