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Alan Spence

Alan Spence is an award-winning Scottish author. He is currently Edinburgh Makar (Poet Laureate for the City). He is also Professor Emeritus in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen. He has received the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan. With his wife Janani he runs the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre in Edinburgh.


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