Alan Spence

Alan Spence

Photo Credit: Calum Colvin

Alan Spence is an award winning poet, playwright, novelist and short story
writer. His awards include the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award,
the Macallan Short Story Prize and the McVitie Prize for Scottish
Writer of the Year. He is Professor in Creative Writing at the
University of Aberdeen, where he is also Artistic Director of the
annual WORD Festival.



He could see the furniture, the curtain across the bed, his mother and father, the decorations and through it all, vaguely, the buildings, the night. And hung there, shimmering, in that room he could never enter, the tinsel garland that would never tarnish.

Its Colours They Are Fine

Alan Spence