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Diana Hendry
Diana Hendry
Fellow at University of Edinburgh, Science and Engineering, 2008/09

Fellow at Office of Lifelong Learning, University of Edinburgh, 2009/10

Diana Hendry is a poet, short story writer and children's author. She has published four collections of poems, Making Blue (Peterloo, 1995), Borderers (Peterloo, 2001), Twelve Lilts: Psalms & Responses (Mariscat, 2003) and Late Love & Other Whodunnits (Peterloo/Mariscat, 2008). She has also published a poetic collaboration with Tom Pow, Sparks! (Mariscat, 2005). Her poems have appeared in many magazines including Poetry Review, The Dark Horse and The London Magazine.

Diana's short stories have been widely published in journals and anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She has written forty books for children including Harvey Angell (Red Fox, 1991) which won a Whitbread Award. A sequel, Harvey Angell Beats Time (Red Fox, 2000) won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. From 1997-98 Diana was writer-in-residence at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary. Before that she worked as a journalist, English teacher and tutor in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol and on a number of Arvon courses. She reviews fiction for The Spectator.

Diana lives in Edinburgh with her partner, the poet and publisher Hamish Whyte with whom she co-edited Poems United: A Commonwealth Anthology (SPL/Black & White, 2007).