Christine De Luca
Christine De Luca (née Pearson) was born and brought up in Shetland, spending her formative years in Waas (Walls) on the west side of the mainland. She now lives in the Edinburgh area. In 1996 she won the Shetland Literary Prize (now discontinued) with her first poetry collection, Voes & Sounds, and won again in 1999 for Wast Wi Da Valkyries. A third collection, Plain Song, was launched in Shetland and Edinburgh in 2002. It is accompanied by a CD of the poems, read by the author.
Some of her poems have been translated into Italian, Swedish, Polish, Danish, and Welsh. She has read her poems at over one hundred thirty events, including book and poetry festivals in Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Inverness, Wigtown, Shetland, and, further afield, in Helsinki.
Her work is also found in numerous literary journals, both national and international, and anthologies, including the recent multicultural Wish I Was Here from Pocket Books.