Andy Jackson was born in Manchester in 1965, but after getting married moved to Scotland in 1992, settling in north-east Fife and working at Dundee University. He didn't start to take the writing of poetry seriously until 2002 when he attended a creative writing group in Dundee led by the then writer-in-residence Colette Bryce. He has since had poetry published in New Writing Scotland, New Writing Dundee, Lighten Up Online and Poetry News. He won the National Galleries of Scotland creative writing competition in 2008 in the 'unpublished' category, the prize for which was to attend an Arvon course with Sean O'Brien and Alan Brownjohn, where he was further inspired by those two great writers. Andy follows in a long line of Scottish-based Librarians who have forged a name in poetry - Douglas Dunn, Colin will, Judith Taylor, Kathleen Irvine to name a few, and also A B Jackson, who despite having the same name is no relation. The Assassination Museum is Andy's debut collection.
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