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Janet Paisley

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Janet Violet Paisley née McNaught (12 Januar 1948 – 9 November 2018) wis a writer, poet an playwricht frae Scotland writin in Scots an Inglis.[1] Her wirk haes been pit ower intae German, Roushin, Lithuanien, Slovak, Spainis, Hungarian, Ukrainian an Italian.[2]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Paisley wis born Janet Violet McNaught in Ilford, Inglan, on 12 Janiwar 1948.[3] Her mither wis Harriet McNaught (née Wilson) teuk her an her twa sisters til Avonbridge,[4] whaur thay bade wi thair grandfaither.[3] She wint tae Callendar Park College of Education, graduatin in 1969.[3]

She mairriet whan she wis 21 in Juin 1969.[5]

She wis the mither o seivin loons, includin actor David Paisley.[6] Ane dee'd in bairnheid.[3]

She deed on 9 November 2018 fae cancer o the buffs.[7][3]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

She wis a member o the Wirkin Pairty for a Scottish National Theatre, the SAC Scots Language Synergy, an the Cross Pairty Parliamentary Group for the Scots Language.[8] She held three Creative Writing Fellowships, received twa Scottish Airts Council Writer's Bursaries an a Playwright's Bursary, editit New Writing Scotland an co-ordinated the furst Scottish PEN Weemen Writers Committee.

Her first play Refuge won the Peggy Ramsay Awaird in 1996.[9] She wis gien a Creative Scotlan Awaird tae write Not for Glory (2000),[10] a quair o airtit short stories in Scots set in a smaw clachan in Central Scotland. Not for Glory wis ane o the ten Scottish finalists votit fur bi the public in the 2003 World Book Day 'We are what we read' poll.[11]

The short film Long Haul, written bi Paisley, won a BAFTA nomination in 2001.[12]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Words Without Borders
  2. Fantastic Fiction Author Page
  3. a b c d e Seelye, Katharine Q. (22 November 2018). "Janet Paisley, Scottish Writer Who Drew on Family Abuse, Dies at 70". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  4. "Janet Paisley obituary". The Times (in Inglis). 10 December 2023.
  5. Riach, Alan (14 November 2018). "Obituary: Janet Paisley, poet, novelist and activist for the Scots language". The Herald (in Inglis). Retrieved 24 December 2023.
  6. "Obituary: Janet Paisley, award-winning novelist, poet and playwright". The Scotsman (in Inglis). 22 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  7. Janet Paisley (1948 - 2018)
  8. "Cross Party Group on The Scots Language". www.parliament.scot (in Inglis). Scottish Parliament. Archived frae the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  9. "Literary Awards - Contemporary Writers", Contemporary Writers, 1996, archived frae the original on 12 October 2009, retrieved 16 October 2009 Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  10. "Janet Paisley – Services to Scots 2018". Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. 19 Januar 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  11. Black, Edward (2003), "Murder, drugs - and The Broons", Scotsman, retrieved 20 Mey 2009
  12. "New Talent Awards 2000", Bafta, 2000, archived frae the original on 26 Januar 2010, retrieved 16 October 2009