Dilys Rose is a novelist, short story writer, poet and librettist and the recipient of various awards and fellowships for her work. Her twelfth book, Unspeakable, a novel based on the life and times of Thomas Aikenhead, was published in March 2017 (Freight Books). She also enjoys collaborating with visual artists and composers. Her most recent collaboration, Watching Over You, a song cycle on the theme of motherhood, was written for Karen Cargill, with music composed by Rory Boyle and performed by Red Note Ensemble in 2015. She lives in Edinburgh and is currently programme director of the online MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh.