Dilys Rose lives in Edinburgh. She has published eleven books of fiction and poetry, including Red Tides, Pest Maiden, Lord of Illusions and Bodywork. She has received a number of awards and fellowships Her most recent publication is Pelmanism, a novel (2014). As well as going solo, she enjoys creative collaborations with visual artists and composers; she is currently working on a song cycle and completing a new novel set in 17th century Scotland. She is programme director of the online MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.