Ian Brown is a freelance scholar, playwright and poet. He is a visiting professor at the Department of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow and the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations, University of Glamorgan. He was general editor of The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature (2007).
Moira Burgess is a novelist, short story writer, poet and literary historian. The author of The Glasgow Novel: A Complete Guide (1999), she is working on an edition of Naomi Mitchison’s collected prose. Her most recent book is Mitchison’s Ghosts: Supernatural Elements in the Scottish Fiction of Naomi Mitchison (2008).
John Corbett is Professor of Applied Language Studies at Glasgow University and principal investigator of the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech and the Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700–1945) (www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk). He works primarily in Scots language studies and intercultural language education.
Cairns Craig is director of the AHRC Centre for Scottish and Irish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Author of Out of History (1996), The Modern Scottish Novel (1999) and Associationism and the Literary Imagination (2007), he was general editor of Aberdeen University Press’s four-volume History of Scottish Literature (1987–88).
Michael Gardiner is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick. His publications include From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960 (2006), The Cultural Roots of British Devolution (2004), and one book of fiction, Escalator (2006).
Douglas Gifford is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Scottish Literature of the University of Glasgow. He has written and edited extensively