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 +**Janet Paisley** is an award winning poet, author, playwright, non-fiction and scriptwriter,​ writing in Scots and English. A prolific and popular writer, first published in 1979, her work has been translated into German, Russian, Lithuanian, Slovak, Catalan, Spanish, Hungarian, Ukranian, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch and is widely anthologised. [[Read Biography]]
  
 +Awards include //BAFTA// and //RTS// nominations for **[[Long Haul]]**, a 2000 //Creative Scotland Award// to write **[[Not for Glory]]**; 1999 //Canongate Prize//; 1996 //Peggy Ramsay Memorial award// for **[[Refuge]]**;​ //National, Scottish National, Swanage Arts// and //​MacDiarmid Trophy// poetry prizes; //Sutton, Scotwrite// and //BBC// prose prizes. In 1996 **[[Alien Crop]]** was shortlisted as //Scottish Book of the Year// and **[[Sooans Nicht]]** was //Critics Play of the Year//. In 2003 **[[Not for Glory]]** was in the World Book Day //Top Ten Scottish Books// and featured on the nation'​s favourite books of all time list of 2005. Her critically-acclaimed historical novels, **[[White Rose Rebel]]** and **[[Warrior Daughter]]**,​ are Penguin paperbacks. Full bibliography in [[Writing]]
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 +====== Film News ======
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 +**Scriptwriter News:** Producer [[http://​www.imdb.com/​name/​nm0483642/​|Angus Lamont]], who acquired **[[Warrior Daughter]]** for [[http://​www.screendaily.com/​news/​production/​lamonts-apple-signs-pratchett-to-adapt-warrior-daughter/​5027839.article|Crab Apple Films Ltd]], has attached [[http://​www.rhiannapratchett.com|Rhianna Pratchett]] to write the screenplay
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 +//​**[[WARRIOR DAUGHTER]]** cuts close to the bone of Celtic History// - **Sunday Times**
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 +//"a marvellous marriage of imagination and scholarship"//​ - Lancashire Evening Post
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 +[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Warrior-Daughter-Janet-Paisley/​dp/​0141033045|Amazon]] - //2,000 years ago on the Isle of Skye, a warrior is born// - illuminated by the great Celtic fire festivals and inspired by the historical Scathach, Scotland'​s legendary warrior queen, **[[Warrior Daughter]]** tells the story of an Iron Age girl challenged to defend her people and their beliefs.
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 +//​Книжка,​ освітлена вогнями кельтського дійства...//​ Anna Tregub'​s review in[[http://​vsesvit-journal.com/​index.php?​option=com_content&​task=view&​id=768&​Itemid=41|Vsesvit]]
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 +====== In Ukraine ======
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 +During September, Janet read at Lviv's [[http://​www.eunic-online.eu/​fr/​node/​268|5th International Literary Festival]] with Ukrainian poet, **Lyudmila Taran**, and visited //Lviv National University//​ to meet **Roksolana Zorivchak**,​ Head of Translation,​ and deliver a talk for students.
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 +After travelling south to Kiev, she gave talks for students in English Language Philology, and English Language and Literature, at //​Shevchenko National University//​ and [[http://​gi.kmpu.edu.ua/​index.php?​option=com_content&​view=article&​id=1520%3A2010-09-23-07-01-57&​catid=283%3A2008-07-03-12-06-59&​Itemid=1307&​lang=uk|Boris Grinchenko University]] before speaking as a guest of the //​International Theatrical Festival// **'​Maria'​** at the **Anton Chekhov** conference. Read about the visit in Ukraine'​s [[http://​www.day.kiev.ua/​298233|Day]]
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 +====== The Lasses, O ======
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 +**[['​The Lasses, O']] by Janet Paisley** reviewed in the [[http://​www.edinburghguide.com/​festival/​2010/​edinburghfringe/​thelassesobyjanetpaisleyreview-6083|Edinburgh Guide]]
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 +//a delightfully subtle act of subversion...//​ Sunday Herald {{ selloutshow_2010.jpg}}
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 +Midwife, relative, mother-in-law,​ smuggler, neighbour - five women who knew Burns tell their stories in monologue and song, creating a humorous and moving play of the poet's life. //...so authentic you feel you have travelled back in time// [[http://​edinburgh.threeweeks.co.uk/​review/​9612|Three Weeks]]
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 +The Times: //skilfully written... original, amusing//
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 +Scotsman: //a powerful formula for a new perspective on Burns.//
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 +Produced by **Component Parts**. Directed by **David Paisley**. Starring **Suzanne Magowan, Margaret Fraser, Carrie-Ann English, Pamela Byrne, Natalie McConnon**
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 +====== Scots Language ======
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 +Janet is a member of the Scottish goverment'​s **[[Scots Language]]** Working Group, established by the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Contitution,​ to advise on provision for the language. Scots is spoken by the majority of Scottish people, despite lacking formal education in it. Its status is recognised by the Council of Europe and the UK government.
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 +====== Film News ======
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 +Kate Sinclair and Kevin Loader team up to produce **[[WHITE ROSE REBEL]]**. The $10 million project, with Peter Berry writing the script, won development funding from the [[http://​www.filmcounciluk.org/​awards?​awardid=14962|UK Film Council]].
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 +//**'A stunning debut novel'​**//​ [[http://​www.hotbrandscoolplaces.com/​reviews.html|{{logo.jpg}}]] "​**White Rose Rebel** is incredibly readable, pacy, lusty, rousing and richly imagined."​ Based on the legendary Colonel Anne, this impeccably researched novel tells the story of a couple torn apart and set against each other on opposite sides during the Jacobite Rising of 1745. "​Realistic,​ deeply moving and gloriously passionate."​
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 +//This is history at its most magnificent//​ - **New Books Magazine**\\
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 +Praise from the US - //the best book I have ever read// - [[http://​mindamagero.wordpress.com/​2010/​08/​19/​how-to-become-a-better-writer/​|Minda Magero]]
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 +**Buy** from [[http://​www.penguin.co.uk/​nf/​Book/​BookDisplay/​0,,​9780141026794,​00.html|Penguin]] or as an audio book read by //Carol Bonnyman// from [[http://​www.oakhillpublishing.com/​bookinfo.asp?​id=219| Oakhill Publishing]].
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 +====== Scotland Ink ======
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 +**//10 SCOTTISH BOOKS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD// - 1st-31st October 2009, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness**
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 +**[[White Rose Rebel]]** by //Janet Paisley// joins **Waverley** by //Sir Walter Scott// for **//​Homecoming//​** as **[[http://​www.highlandeventsandfestivals.com/​highlandhomecoming/​event/​scotland_ink._-_how_10_scottish_books_changed_the_world/​|Scotland Ink]]** celebrates\\
 +10 books whose impact was global and pairs each with a contemporary book making similar impact today.\\
 +**[[Scotland Ink list]]** and Exhibition in Association with **[[http://​www.publishingscotland.co.uk/​Membership/​NetworkEvents.aspx?​pid=32&​id=384|Publishing Scotland]]** and SAPPHIRE
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 +====== Poetry News ======
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 +Poem **Aw Jock Tamson'​s** written for the //​Addressing the Bard// anthology is [[http://​www.scottisharts.org.uk/​1/​artsinscotland/​scots/​archive/​poemnovember2009.aspx|Scots Poem of the Month]]
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 +Drosd'​s Ukrainian translation of //[[Alien Crop]]// by Yulia Dzhugastryanska and Dmytro Drozdovskyi was launched at Edinburgh'​s Henderson Gallery, Tues 20 Oct 2009, by literary editor, Dmytro, and Dr Oksana Prykhodko. ​
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 +====== International Publications ======
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 +  * **LA ROSA DE ESCOCIA** Espasa Calpe 2008
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 +**Un pueblo desgarrado, una época convulsa y un amor que lo superará todo.**
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 +//La rosa de Escocia fue la bella y aguerrida Anne Farquharson,​ quien tomó las riendas de su clan contra su marido, al cual se enfrentó para adoptar la causa de la rosa blanca jacobita, la de los partidarios del príncipe Carlos, el Pretendiente,​ a quien consideraban su legítimo señor. Ambos vivirán una intensa pasión mientras la lucha política los obliga a enfrentarse una y otra vez, hasta llegar a un final realmente inesperado.//​
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 +  * **DIE REBELLIN DER ROSE** Rowohlt 2007
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 +//Die junge Ehe zwischen der eigensinnigen Anne und dem stattlichen Clanführer Aeneas gerät zwischen die Fronten des schottischen Unabhängigkeitskrieges. Anne stürzt sich an der Seite ihres früheren Liebhabers in den blutigen Kampf für ein freies Schottland – bis sie eines Tages auf dem Schlachtfeld ihrem Mann gegenübersteht …//
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 +  * **WICKED! in Ukrainian** - //a psychotherapy of our society.// **CPRACC:** //This book is wicked!//
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 +**Yulia Dzhugastryanska**'​s translation of Janet'​s hilariously naughty comic novella.\\
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 +//​**[[Wicked!]]** is about risk and curiosity, paradox and humour, desire and love. It is a story you should read ...of those who cannot be sincere with each other and are afraid of face-to-face communication.//​
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 +  * **VSESVIT** - no. 3-4, Ukraine 2007 
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 +Переселення\\
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 +Поклали ноги в ґрунт, углиб землі\\
 +людей немає.\\
 +Кістки жінок прадавніх... чути хрускіт,​\\
 +сухі й крихкі,​ під нашими ногами...\\
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 +Ukraine'​s literary journal **[[http://​vsesvit-journal.com/​index.php?​option=com_content&​task=view&​id=291&​Itemid=41|Vsesvit]]**,​ issue 3-4, features Janet Paisley'​s acclaimed collection **Alien Crop** with twenty poems translated into Ukranian by literary editor and critic **Dmytro Drozdovskyi**.\\
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 +====== Writing for Children ======
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 +Janet Paisley'​s stories, poems and plays for children are published alongside other writers in various anthologies suitable for a range of age groups.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Scottish-Plays-Schools-ASLS/​dp/​0340946288|Scottish Plays for Schools]]** includes English and Scots versions of **//Silver Bullet//** - a comic play about growing up, originally broadcast by BBC radio, for reading or performance with secondary S1 to S6.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Thing-That-Mattered-Most-Scottish/​dp/​1845020952|The Thing that Mattered Most]]** - Scottish poems for children by Scottish poets.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Gaberlunzie-Joes-Pure-Ghosters-Matthew/​dp/​1902927575/​ref=sr_1_1?​s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1328238235&​sr=1-1|Gaberlunzie Joes's PURE GHOSTERS]]** -  short stories for weans S1 to S5.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​My-Mums-Punk-Stories-Children/​dp/​1899827498/​ref=sr_1_1?​s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1328238159&​sr=1-1|My Mum's a Punk]]** - stories and poems by Scottish writers for 10-14yr olds.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.scottishbooktrust.com/​books/​the-tartan-rainbow-contributor|The Tartan Rainbow]]** - stories in English for children age 9-12yrs
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 +  * **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Hantle-Verse-Poems-Scots-Children/​dp/​1901663736|A Hantle o Verse]]** - poems in Scots for children.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Anither-Hantle-Verse-Poems-Children/​dp/​1905267193|Anither Hantle o Verse]]** - more poems in Scots.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Shouting-Out-Stories-Contemporary-Scotland/​dp/​0340655011|Shouting it Out]]** - stories for teenagers from contemporary Scotland.
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 +  * **[[http://​www.scottishbooktrust.com/​books/​goldfish-suppers|Goldfish Suppers]]** - poems for children and families.
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 +  * Other anthologies include **The Kist** schools resource, **[[http://​www.amazon.co.uk/​Twinkle-Chocolate-Bar-Rhymes-Young/​dp/​0192761250|Twinkle,​ Twinkle Chocolate Bar]]** rhymes for the very young, [[http://​www.literaturetraining.com/​metadot/​index.pl?​id=32134&​isa=DBRow&​op=show&​dbview_id=2323|Count to Five and Say I'm Alive]] video and books pack, and **Bright Ideas** poetry activities from Scholastic. ​
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