George Gunn is from Thurso in Caithness where he lives with his wife Christine. In (2013) he published his 8th book of poems “A Northerly Land”. He has had over 50 plays produced for stage and radio since 1984 the latest being “Three Thousand Trees” (2014, Edinburgh Festival). He writes the “From The Province of the Cat” column for the magazine Bella Caledonia. A prose book about Caithness, “The Province of the Cat” was published by The Islands Book Trust in 2015.
He founded the Grey Coast Theatre Company in 1992 and was the Artistic Director up to 2010 by which time the company had mounted 35 productions many of which were for and by children; tours of new plays by Highland writers and big, site specific community shows.
He has broadcast regularly on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4. His work has been translated in Icelandic, French and Gaelic. He has been Writer in Residence for The Aberdeen Alternative Festival, Banff and Buchan District Council, Orkney Islands Council, The Strathnaver Museum and for The Scottish Poetry Library at The Ceilidh Place, Ullapool and was an active member of the Edinburgh Playwrights’ Workshop throughout the 1980’s.
“George Gunn is a poet of energy and lyricism. Fearless.”