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NEW SCOTTISH POET LAUREATE JACKIE KAY
Jackie Kay was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on 17 June 2006. She is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University,and Cultural Fellow at Glasgow Caledonian University. Kay lives in Manchester. She took part in the Bush Theatre's 2011 project Sixty-Six Books, with a piece based upon a book of the King James Bible. In October 2014, it was announced that she had been appointed as the Chancellor of the University of Salford, and that she would be the University ‘Writer in Residence’ from 1 January 2015.
In March 2016, it was announced that Kay would be taking up the position of Scots Makar, succeeding Liz Lochhead.
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