Kathleen Jamie

KJ is a contemporary poet who has also published remarkable travel writing and edited poetry anthologies. She feels that her Scots nationality has been an advantage to her, enabling her to write and develop independently of what she calls the metropolitical literary pundits.
Colour photo of Kathleen Jamie holding a copy of her book The Overhaul at the Costa Book Awards in London, 29 January 2013. Standing and shown            in profile, she wears a brown-, red-, and grey-patterned dress.
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Milestones

13 May 1962
KJ was born in Renfrewshire; she has a sister and a brother.
The Write Stuff: Modern Scottish Writers.
Jamie, Kathleen. “Diary”. London Review of Books, pp. 38 - 9.
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“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
By the end of 1994
After two books which were mainly travel-writing, KJ 's next major poetry collection, again from Bloodaxe , was The Queen of Sheba.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.

Biography

Birth and Family

13 May 1962
KJ was born in Renfrewshire; she has a sister and a brother.
The Write Stuff: Modern Scottish Writers.
Jamie, Kathleen. “Diary”. London Review of Books, pp. 38 - 9.
39
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.