Christopher Rush is a highly acclaimed Scottish author who has written in a variety of genres as poet, novelist, memoirist, biographer, screenwriter and editor. His 1984 book, A Twelvemonth and a Day, was listed as “one of the 100 greatest Scottish books ever” by The List magazine and also served as inspiration for the film Venus Peter, released in 1989. Christopher Rush’s reputation has continued to grow. More recently he has turned his attention to Stevenson and Shakespeare. To Travel Hopefully, his memoir of following Stevenson across the Cevennes with a donkey in the wake of his first wife’s death, was described by John Bayley as “the most remarkable book I’ve ever read”, and his 2007 novel, Will, recounting the life of Shakespeare in the first person, received wide critical acclaim. His many contributions to literature have included frequent performances at literary festivals, reviews and articles in the national media. Additionally, in 1995, he was invited by Central Michigan University to be Creative Writer in Residence, lecturing also in Scottish literature.