Jackie Kay is a poet, novelist and playwright. She was born and brought up in Scotland, and lives in Manchester. Her many poetry collections include The Adoption Papers, Off Colour and Darling. Her novel Trumpet won the Guardian Fiction Prize and her children’s poetry collection, Red, Cherry Red won the CLPE Poetry Award. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. Her latest books are Red Dust Road, a memoir about finding her Nigerian father, the short story collection Reality, Reality, and a new poetry collection, Fiere.