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James Robertson

Biography

James Robertson was born in 1958 in Kent but grew up in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire from the age of six. He studied history at the University of Edinburgh. He worked at various jobs before becoming a full-time writer. He founded the publisher Itchy-Coo, which specialises in children’s books, written in Scots. He works for them as a writer and editor. He also runs the independent publisher Kettillonia.

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A life in writing: James Robertson
scotgeog (a website on The Testament of Gideon Mack
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Bibliography

1991 Close (stories)
1993 The Ragged Man’s Complaint (stories)
1995 Sound-Shadow (poetry)
1999 I Dream of Alfred Hitchcock (poetry)
2000 The Fanatic (novel)
2001 Stirling Sonnets (poetry)
2002 A Scots Parliament (children’s)
2002 Eck the Bee: A Scots Word Activity Book (children’s – with Matthew Fitt)
2002 The Hoose o Haivers (children’s – with Matthew Fitt)
2003 A Moose in the Hoose: A Scots Counting Book (children’s – with Matthew Fitt)
2004 Joseph Knight (novel)
2005 Voyage of Intent (poetry/essays)
2005 Katie’s Coo (children’s – with Karen Sutherland)
2006 The Testament of Gideon Mack (novel)
2007 A Wee Book O Fairy Tales in Scots (children’s – with Matthew Fitt)
2007 Katie’s Ferm: A Hide & Seek Book for Wee Folk (children’s – with Matthew Fitt and Karen Sutherland)
2008 Katie’s Moose: A Keek-a-boo Book for Wee Folk (children’s – with Matthew Fitt and Karen Sutherland)
2008 Rabbie’s Rhymes: Robert Burns for Wee Folk (children’s – with Matthew Fitt and Karen Sutherland)
2009 Katie’s Year: Aw the Months for Wee Folk (children’s – with Karen Sutherland)
2009 Katie’s Year: An Almanac for Wee Folk (children’s – with Karen Sutherland)
2010 Katie’s Zoo: A Day Oot for Wee Folk (children’s – with Karen Sutherland)
2010 And The Land Lay Still (novel)
2013 The Professor of Truth (novel)
2014 365: Stories
2016 To Be Continued (novel)