About the Author
Kathleen Jamie, one of the Britain’s foremost poets, was born in Scotland in 1962. She has published four collections of poetry -- Black Spiders
(1982), The Way We Live
(1987), The Queen of Sheba
(1994) and Jizzen
(published by Picador 1999) -- and a travel book, The Golden Peak: travels in Northern Pakistan
(1992). She has received various honours, including the Somerset Maugham (1994) and Geoffrey Faber Memorial (1996, 2000) awards, and the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem (1996). She lives in north Fife, Scotland, with her young family.