English and Scots
Scottish Borders Playwriting Programme
Thomas Clark is a Glaswegian writer now based in the Scottish Borders. He works principally in the Scots language. In 2012 he wrote and performed in the film Gadaboot, which was praised by William McIlvanney as "Glasgow reflected in a broken mirror through shards of memory, anecdote and place". His short works include Uptae and Oor Ain Two Feet and the movie The Fifth Miracle, which was screened at the Alchemy Film Festival in 2015.
Beyond the stage, he is a regular columnist for The National newspaper, and has published a number of books, including the bestselling children's novel Diary o a Wimpy Wean and the poetry collection Intae the Snaw. He has appeared at literary festivals across the country, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Aye Write Festival in Glasgow, and has performed his work on TV, radio, and Sky Sports News (of all places). He also became Scottish football's first ever poet-in-residence in 2015 when he was appointed to the role by Lowland League side Selkirk FC.