Jackie Kay grew up in Glasgow. She has written all her life. Several of her adult poetry collections have won or been shortlisted for awards across the board. Her first novel Trumpet won the Author's Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Red Dust Road won the Scottish Book of the Year award and was picked as a World Book Night title.
Jackie will be reading from her new short story collection Reality, Reality. The women in these stories are mesmerizing, whether in love or in solitude. Full of compassion, generosity, sorrow and joy, these unforgettable stories explore the power of the imagination to make things real, and celebrate those who dare to dream. This is a collection from a storyteller in a class of her own.