Louise Welsh works in several forms
including novels, short stories, opera libretti, radio, performance
and sound art. She has written eight novels, most recently
Plague Times Trilogy, a series of books exploring a
contemporary pandemic. Louise is editor of Yonder Awa, a
collection of poetry on the theme of Scotland and the North
Atlantic slave trade by Scottish and Caribbean writers (2014) and
'Ghost, One Hundred Stories to Read with the Lights On'
Louise has collaborated on four operas with the composer
Stuart MacRae (each produced by Scottish Opera). Their latest
collaboration Anthropocene, premiered to wide acclaim in 2019 and
will have its Austrian premier at Salzburg State Theatre in May
2020. Louise has also written for the stage, most recently King
Keich (2018) based on Alfred Jarry's Pere Ubu.
She has received several awards and international
fellowships, including an honorary fellowship from the University
of Iowa's International Writing Program and the City of Glasgow
Lord Provost's Award for Literature. She was a University of Otago
Scottish Writers' Fellow at Pah Homestead, New Zealand
Louise is Professor of Creative Writing at University of
Glasgow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.