Nalini Paul is a poet based in Glasgow and has lived in Scotland for most of her adult life. She was born in India and grew up in Canada. After graduating with a PhD on Jean Rhys and postcolonial female subjectivity, she continued to collaborate across art forms and other disciplines – with artists, archaeologists and the RSPB. Her first poetry pamphlet, Skirlags, was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award (2010) and she was George Mackay Brown Writing Fellow in Orkney (2009–10). In 2016 she showcased her work in progress, Beyond the Mud Walls at the Traverse Theatre with Stellar Quines in Edinburgh, receiving a Tom McGrath Award for its early development. In 2017 Nalini was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, spending a month in France to work on a poetry collection inspired by the Bhagavad Gita. In 2018 she undertook a residency in Kolkata as part of the ‘New Passages’ project, exploring connections between India and Scotland.