Allan Cameron is the publisher of Vagabond Books. He is also a translator and author whose books include The Berlusconi Bonus, In Praise of the Garrulous and On the Heroism of Mortals.
Joseph Farrell was Professor of Italian at Strathclyde University. He has translated and written a number of books, including a biography of Dario Fo. His latest book is about Sicily.
Rosemary Goring is Literary Editor of the Herald and the Sunday Herald. She is the author of Scotland: The Autobiography. A novel is in the offing.
Kapka Kassabova is the author of the Bulgaria memoir Street Without a Name. Her book about the Argentine tango, Twelve Minutes of Love (2011), was short-listed for the Scottish Book Awards. She is also the author of two poetry collections and the novel Villa Pacifica (2011). Her residency at Clifford Chambers was a shared appointment between The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (shakespeare.org.uk) and the Hosking Houses Trust (hoskinghouses. co.uk).
Brian McCabe has published several collections of short stories, a novel, The Other McCoy, and five volumes of poetry. His Selected Stories appeared in 2003.
Lesley McDowell is the author of Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine Twentieth Century Women Writers. She is currently working on a novel based loosely on the life of a friend of Mary Shelley.
Harry McGrath is a writer, reviewer and editor. He taught at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia before moving back to Scotland where he is championing the use of the .scot prefix with web addresses.
Rob A. Mackenzie publications include The Clown of Natural Sorrow and The Opposite of Cabbage. He is reviews editor for Magma Poetry magazine.
Susan Mansfield is a writer and journalist who has been covering the arts in Scotland for the best part of two decades. She has a particular interest in literature, theatre and visual art.
Brian Morton is a writer, broadcaster and journalist whose interests and expertise range from jazz to ornithology. In the past few years he has written books on Prince, Shostakovich and Edgar Allan Poe.
Theresa Munoz is an ORSAS scholar at the University of Glasgow where she has been working on a thesis on Tom Leonard. She recently published her first collection of poetry, Close.
Paul H. Scott is a former diplomat. Among his many publications is his autobiography, A Twentieth Century Life, in which he recalls encounters with De Gaulle, Castro, Bertrand Russell, Graham Greene and Muriel Spark.