Christine De Luca was born and brought up in Shetland, Scotland, and writes in both English and Shetlandic. She has published five collections of poetry, most recently North End Eden (Luath Press), and in 2007, won the poetry Prix de Livre Insulatire for the bilingual Mondes parallèles. Her first novel, And then Forever (Luath Press), appears this fall; Winnipeg has a cameo appearance in the narrative. De Luca has attended festivals in Norway, Finland, France, Italy and India as well as all over Scotland. Now living in Edinburgh, she is involved in the city’s poetry scene and actively promotes art and literature projects in Orkney and Shetland.