Cairns Craig is Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies and director of the AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Academy. He was general editor of the four-volume History of Scottish Literature (1987–9). His books include Out of History (1996), The Modern Scottish Novel (1999), Associationism and the Literary Imagination (2007) and Intending Scotland (2009).
Marco Fazzini teaches English and Post-Colonial Literatures at the University of Ca’ Foscari (Venice). He has translated the poetry of Douglas Livingstone, Philip Larkin, Norman MacCaig, Hugh MacDiarmid, Charles Tomlinson, Kenneth White and Geoffrey Hill. His most recent publications include Crossings: Essays on Contemporary Poetry and Hybridity (2000), and Alba Literaria: A History of Scottish Literature (2005).
Alan Gillis teaches at the University of Edinburgh. His first collection of poetry, Somebody, Somewhere (2004) was short-listed for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and received the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland. His second collection, Hawks and Doves (2007), was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. He is the author of Irish Poetry of the 1930s (2005).
Tom Hubbard, based at NUI Maynooth, is an honorary fellow of the University of Glasgow, and editor of The New Makars: Contemporary Poetry in Scots (1991). From 2000 to 2004 he was editor of BOSLIT (Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation), and in 2006 was visiting professor at the University of Budapest. His first novel, Marie B. was published in 2008; and his most recent collection of poetry in Scots and English is Peacocks and Squirrels (2007)
Peter Mackay is a research fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University, Belfast. He works on contemporary Scottish and Irish