Jackie Kay speaks to Tanika Gupta at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Three years into her stint as Scots Makar, Jackie Kay’s exuberance and insight have helped her bring poetry to the people. In this event filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, she reads a selection of new poems inspired by her travels around Scotland. Kay also discusses the play of her much-loved memoir Red Dust Road with James Tait Black Prize-winner Tanika Gupta, who has adapted it for the National Theatre of Scotland – and all that’s happened since she wrote that revelatory book.

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