James Robertson is a poet, editor and writer of fiction. He has published six novels, including the award-winning Joseph Knight and And the Land Lay Still, and The Testament of Gideon Mack which was long-listed for the Man Booker prize. He co-founded and is editor of the Itchy Coo imprint, which publishes books in Scots for young readers. His most recent novel, To Be Continued, involves a road-and rail
trip to the Highlands by a man in the company of a talking toad. In 2017 he published Arrest This Moment, a biography of the late Michael Marra, the Dundee songwriter and musician.