Christopher Whyte is a poet and novelist. His first collection of Gaelic poems Uirsgeul / Myth (Gairm, 1991) was joint winner of a Saltire Award in 1992. His novels include The Warlock of Strathearn (Trafalgar, 1997) and The Cloud Machinery (Orion, 2000), both recipients of the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. His Gaelic poems have been published in Italian, German, French, Catalan, Croatian, Albanian, Hungarian and English translation. He is currently Reader in the Department of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University.