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Laureen Johnson

Laureen Johnson Laureen Johnson

b. 1949, belongs to Voe and still lives there. She has written plays, poems, and short stories; a local history book, Inside the Postcard (2001); and a short novel, Shetland Black (2002). Poetry collection: Treeds, (2007, Hansel Cooperative Press, reprinted 2010). Her work appears in the New Shetlander, and has appeared in various Scottish publications. She currently co-edits the New Shetlander together with Brian Smith. Was a founder member and a former convener of Shetland ForWirds.  Laureen and Mary Blance edited Bright Pebbles, an anthology of prose and poetry published by the SIC for the Hamefarin in 2010. Laureen translated Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland into Shetland dialect in 2013, and Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo in 2015, published by Itchy Coo. She also wrote the text for Shetland ex-Whalers Association's book Shetland's Whaling Tradition (2015).

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