Liz Lochhead

Liz Lochhead, currently the National Poet of Scotland and one of that country's best-known living playwrights, wrote her first play, "Blood and Ice," in 1982. Since then there has been a steady stream of highly inventive original plays, adaptations and translations, all crafted with Lochhead's special language, a blend of the intensely colloquial and the energetically poetic. Her other plays include "Dracula, Educating Agnes, Misery Guts, Thebans" and "Medea." She lives in Glasgow.