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Alan Spence

EDINBURGH
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United Kingdom

Alan Spence is an award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer. Awards include McVitie Prize (Scottish Writer of the Year), Glasgow Herald People’s Prize and Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award. He is Professor Emeritus in Creative Writing at The University of Aberdeen, and from 2017 to 2021was Edinburgh Makar (Poet Laureate to the City). In 2018 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan. With his wife Janani he runs the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre in Edinburgh.

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Alan Spence
EDINBURGH
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United Kingdom
awards with scotland street press

Glasgow Herald People’s Prize.

Macallan Scotland on Sunday Short Story Prize.

McVitie Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year.

TMA Drama Award

Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award

Order of the Rising Sun (from Government of Japan)