Fiona Ritchie Walker

Fiona Ritchie Walker is originally from Montrose, Angus in Scotland and now lives in Blaydon,near Newcastle. Her latest collection, The Second Week of the Soap, published by Red Squirrel Press, is now available.

Other poetry collections are Lip Reading (Diamond Twig),Garibaldi's Legs (Iron Press) and the chapbook, Angus Palette (Sand), which is illustrated by her sister, Kirsten Ritchie Walker.

Fiona is the winner of the 2012 BBC Gardeners' World poetry competition and her poem, Mrs Thorpe's Arithmeticwas broadcast on Radio Four's Poetry Please . She is a past finalist in the Scottish Community Drama Festival's One Act Play competition, with her play, The Anstruther Light,which has also been performed by the Kaims Players, Montrose.

Fiona was the recipient of a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North.