The Writers in Exile Committee of Scottish PEN is pleased to share the latest edition of PENning magazine, featuring poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction from Scottish and international writers.July 13, 2023
The Writers in Exile Committee of Scottish PEN is pleased to share the latest edition of PENning magazine, featuring poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction from Scottish and international writers.
Learn more about PENning magazine, including the latest submission theme and deadline, here.
Charlie Gracie grew up in Baillieston, Glasgow. His poetry collections, Good Morning, (2010) and Tales from the Dartry Mountains (2020), were published by Diehard Press. His first novel, To Live With What You Are (2019), was published by Postbox Press.
His work has appeared in a range of anthologies and journals, with some listed for literary prizes, including the Bath Novel Award, Cambridge Short Story Prize, Fish Poetry Prize, and Bridport Short Story and Poetry Prizes.
His collection of poetry and prose, Belfast to Baillieston, a family and industrial narrative, will be published by Red Squirrel Press in October 2023.
Charlie was the 2020 official Scriever for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and is a former Chair of the Scottish Writers’ Centre. He now lives in Thornhill on the edge of the Trossachs.
Dina Nayeri is the author of two critically acclaimed nonfiction books Who Gets Believed (2023) and The Ungrateful Refugee (2019), and two novels. Her work is published in more than twenty countries and in The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Granta, Best American Short Stories, O Henry Prize Stories, and many other publications.
She was the winner of Germany’s Geschwister Scholl Prize, a fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, winner of a National Endowment for the Arts literature grant and the UNESCO City of Literature Paul Engle Prize, among many other honours. Her essays and stories on displacement and home are taught in schools across Europe and the US. She is part of the English faculty at the University of St Andrews.