Polygon is delighted to announce that Alastair Reid will receive two Honourary Doctorates this summer, from St Andrews University - his alma mater - and Glasgow University, Crichton.
Poet, writer, translator
Originally from Whithorn in Galloway, Alastair is the author of more than forty books including collections of poems and essays, as well as writing for many years for The New Yorker - and as their South American Editor - and translating the works of Pablo Neruda and Juan Luis Borges.
Described as ‘Scotland's greatest linguistic stylist and literary exile since Robert Louis Stevenson,’ (Sunday Herald) much of Alastair’s work was unavailable in the UK until the publication of Outside In: Selected Prose – introduced by Andrew O’Hagan – and Inside Out Selected: Poetry and Translations – introduced by Douglas Dunn, both published by Polygon. Alastair was awarded an Honourary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Strathclyde last year.