Jackie Kay

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Birthday
9, 1961
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Guardian First Book Award-winning poet who became the first black writer to have a play produced by the Gay Sweatshop Theatre Group.

Before Fame

She dreamed of becoming an artist and wrote The Adoption Papers, an autobiographical collection of poems.

Trivia

In 2011, she won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award for Red Dust Road.

Family Life

Her father, worked for the Communist Party and her adoptive mother worked as the secretary for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Associated With

Another famous Scottish poet is Robert Burns.