Maggi Gibson

Maggi Gibson has held one Royal Literary Fund and three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships. She has had four collections of poetry published; won the Scotland on Sunday/Women 2000 Writing Prize; and was a prize winner in the Scottish Open Poetry and Asham Short Story Competitions. Her poems and short stories have been anthologised in collections such as Modern Scottish Women’s Poems and Scottish Love Poems (both Canongate). Poems for young people appear in I Wouldn’t Thank You For A Valentine (Viking), Scottish Poems 2000, and Parents Keep Out! (Macmillan).

A former teacher in a special unit for teenagers excluded from mainstream school, Maggi has co-written a play for BBC Radio 4 with comedy writer Ian Macpherson. She regularly visits schools all over Scotland carrying out creative writing projects and reading from her work.

Magi’s first novel, Seriously Sassy, featuring eco-conscious Sassy Wilde, was published by Puffin and was followed by Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming and Crazy Days.