Janet Paisley

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Janet Paisley (1948 – 2018) wis a writer, poet an playwricht frae Scotland writin in Scots an Inglis.[1] Her wirk haes been translated intae German, Roushie, Lithuanie, Slovak, Spaingie, Hungarian, Ukrainian an Italian.[2]

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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.[3] She held three Creative Writing Fellowships, received twa Scottish Airts Council Writer's Bursaries an a Playwright's Bursary, edited New Writing Scotland an co-ordinated the first Scottish PEN Weemen Writers Committee.

Her first play Refuge wan the Peggy Ramsay Awaird in 1996.[4] She wis awairdit a Creative Scotland Awaird tae write Not for Glory (2000),[5] a collection o interlinked short stories in Scots set in a smaw veelage in Central Scotland. Not for Glory wis ane o the ten Scottish finalists voted for bi the public in the 2003 World Book Day 'We are what we read' poll.[6]

The short film Long Haul, written bi Paisley, wan a BAFTA nomination in 2001.[7]

She wis the mither o actor David Paisley.

She deed in November 2018.[8]

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  1. Words Without Borders 
  2. Fantastic Fiction Author Page 
  3. Cross Party Group on The Scots Language 
  4. "Literary Awards - Contemporary Writers", Contemporary Writers, 1996, archived frae the oreeginal on 12 October 2009, retrieved 2009-10-16 
  5. Scottish Arts Council Press Release (2002), "Creative Scotland Awards", Creative Scotland, retrieved 2009-10-16 [deid airtin]
  6. Black, Edward (2003), "Murder, drugs - and The Broons", Scotsman, retrieved 2009-05-20 
  7. "New Talent Awards 2000", Bafta, 2000, retrieved 2009-10-16 
  8. Janet Paisley (1948 - 2018)