Nalini Paul

Nalini Paul’s first poetry pamphlet, Skirlags (Red Squirrel Press, 2009), was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award in 2010. She has collaborated across art forms, including sound, dance, visual art and film. She has worked with the RSPB and with archaeologists in Orkney, where she was George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow from 2009 until 2010. Nalini’s poem, •••• (The Written Image, Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh Printmakers) was illustrated by Catherine Hiley in 2013 and in 2014 was purchased by the National Gallery of Modern Art, Special Books Collection. Her most recent pamphlet, The Raven’s Song (Ankur Productions, Creative Scotland 2015), is also illustrated by Catherine and is inspired by raven and crow myths from Orkney, Shetland and Canada. Nalini was born in India and grew up in Vancouver, and has lived in Scotland for most of her adult life. She lives and works in Glasgow.