Anne Donovan is the author of the novel Buddha Da and the short story collection Hieroglyphics (both published by Canongate). Buddha Da was short-listed for the 2003 Orange Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, nominated for the Dublin International IMPAC Award, and won the Prince Maurice Award in 2004. Other literary prizes won by Anne Donovan include the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition and the Canongate Prize (2000). She has also written for radio and the stage and has recently been working on the screenplay for the film of Buddha Da. She lives in Glasgow.