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Alan Bett appointed as Head of Literature and Publishing

26 February 2021

Following an open recruitment process, Creative Scotland announced on 26 February 2021 that Alan Bett has been appointed as the Head of Literature & Publishing.

Welcoming Alan's appointment, Joan Parr, Creative Scotland's Interim Director of Arts & Engagement said:  

"Alan is well known and respected for his knowledge and expertise in the Scottish literature sector and I am delighted that he is taking over the leadership of the literature and publishing team at Creative Scotland on a permanent basis.

"Having worked in the sector himself for many years, Alan brings a wealth of understanding and experience to the role and I look forward to working with him and to seeing the fantastic and justified international reputation of Scottish Literature further enhanced."

Alan Bett said:  

"I am delighted to be taking on the permanent role of Head of Literature and Publishing. I am ready to support the broader literary community through the current challenging period and to continue my work in funding and developing our writers, helping their work to reach readers in Scotland and beyond. I'm looking forward to working with our many valued partners in the sector to achieve this."

For more information, see the Creative Scotland press release of 26 February 2021.