AUTHOR: Marcas Mac an Tuairneir born in second-generation Irish family. He moved to Glasgow in 2011 where he graduated, with the support of MG Alba, with an MA in Television Fiction from Glasgow Caledonian University.
He is now involved in Gaelic Education, working for various bodies including East Dunbartonshire Council, the Universities of Strathclyde and the West of Scotland and Meadowburn Primary School, Bishopbriggs.
This is his first collection of poetry, and was written with the support of the Gaelic Books Council and under their tutelage scheme, supervised by the Gaelic author and poet Martin MacIntyre. Many of his poems have been published in journals and periodicals, one of which was shortlisted for the Coirnéil Eoghain Uí Néill poetry competition in 2013. He is currently working on a second collection of poetry, an anthology of twenty-first century Gaelic poetry, two novels and a television drama script. He co-wrote the play Take Me if You Need Me that was performed at the Òran Mhòr, Glasgow in 2011.
Mark lives in Inverness. He has a great interest in poetry, drama and literature in general, music both modern and traditional and sociolinguistics and minority languages.