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ISBN: 9781846976650
Published: 01 Aug 2024
Format: Paperback
Extent: 96
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Categories:
Poetry
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About the Book

Hannah Lavery's Unwritten Woman is a bold and lavish call for us to see the woman in the stories we read and tell ourselves.

From her search for the story, in her home city, Edinburgh, through her chilling re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll & Hyde, elevating the women in that classic tale from being written between the lines, to the woman of colour, shouting from the sidelines of our cultural landscape.


The Author

Hannah Lavery

Hannah Lavery is an award-winning poet and playwright. Her pamphlet, Finding Seaglass was published by Stewed Rhubarb and her poem, Scotland You’re No Mine was selected as one Scotland’s Best Poems for 2019. The Drift, her highly acclaimed autobiographical lyric play toured Scotland as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Season 2019 and in 2020, she was selected by Owen Sheers’ as one of his Ten Writers Asking Questions That Will Shape Our Future for the International Literature Showcase, a project from the National Writing Centre and the British Council. Her second lyric play Lament for Sheku Bayoh premiered at Edinburgh International Festival in 2021. She was also appointed Edinburgh Makar in November 2021 for a three year term. She is an associate artist with the National Theatre of Scotland and one of the winners of the Peggy Ramsay/Film4 Award 2022. Her debut poetry collection, Blood Salt Spring was published in March 2022 (Polygon).

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