Michael Pedersen

Poet, playwright and performer, artistic director of Neu! Reekie!, one of the outstanding cultural projects on the Scottish scene today.

Kevin Williamson & Michael Pedersen

Michael Pedersen (Scotland, 1984) is a poet, playwright, performer, and co-founder and artistic director of Neu! Reekie! He is a Robert Louis Stevenson Award winner; a John Mathers Trust Rising Star of Literature Award winner; a Canongate Future 40 and a Callum McDonald Memorial award finalist.

He’s read poetry all over the globe (New York to Tokyo, Malawi to Mull) and has published Part-Truths (Koo Press, 2009), The Basic Algebra of Buttering Bread (Windfall Books, 2010) and Play with Me (Polygon, 2013), with fans ranging from Irvine Welsh and Liz Lochhead to Stephen Fry. He is the lyricist for the band Jesus, Baby! and has written short plays for troupes such as the National Theatre of Scotland/Five Minute Theatre.

Update: 19/01/2017

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