Alan Spence is one of Scotland’s best-loved writers. Born in Glasgow, he lives in Edinburgh and teaches in Aberdeen. He is an award-winning poet, novelist, and playwright. He is Professor of Creative writing at the University of Aberdeen where he is also artistic director of the WORD Festival. With his wife Janani, he runs the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre and the practice of meditation is at the heart of his life and work. He is regarded as a master of haiku and his collections of this genre include Glasgow Zen, Seasons of the Heart, Clear Light and the Renaissance Press publication Morning Glory.