Margaret Tait: Personae

Tait's semi-autobiographical, experimental, non-fiction work.  The manuscript, previously unpublished, was assembled from drafts from found in Tait's archive.  Edited with an introduction by Sarah Neely and foreword by Ali Smith .  Designed by Maeve Redmond. Available from LUX.You can watch the book launch for Personae (hosted by Lucy Writers and LUX) here..

Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait Poetry, Portraits, Sound and Place 

A single-authored monograph giving focused attention to one of the UK's most remarkable filmmakers. Grounded in detailed archival research, the book aims to contextualise Tait in relation to Scottish cinema and artists' moving image more generally, shedding light on the genuine originality and significance of what Tait achieved.  Available from Peter Lang.

Margaret Tait: Poems, Stories and Writings

Edited with Introduction by Sarah Neely and foreword by Ali Smith Available from Carcanet.'A writer whose openness of mind, voice and structure all come from the Beats maybe, and Whitman crossed with MacDiarmid, but then cut their own original (and crucially female) path. A remarkable critical forerunner, a unique and underrated filmmaker, there's nobody like her.'  - Ali Smith

Reel to Rattling Reel:  Stories and poems about memories of cinema-going

Edited and with introduction by Sarah Neely and Nalini Paul Available from Amazon.An anthology of new writing on cinema, part of a three-year project on the history of the Highlands and Islands Film Guild (1946-71), a mobile film initiative which brought film to rural communities throughout the Highlands and Islands. Focusing on the theme of 'memories of cinema-going, the collection draws together writing selected from an open competition, alongside new commissioned work from five celebrated writers--Christine De Luca, Aonghas Mac Neacail, Kevin MacNeil, Alison Miller and Christie Williamson --all of whom hail from places where the Guild Screenings took place.