Christine De Luca was born and brought up in Shetland, a group of islands lying at 60º North, the most northerly part of the British Isles. Now retired, her career was in education. She is a prize-winning Scottish poet writing in both English and Shetlandic (Old Scots with a Scandinavian twist). She has had four collections of poetry published. Mondes Parallèles, a bi-lingual selected poems published in France by editions fédérop, won the poetry Prix du Livre Insulaire 2007. She has taken Shetland poetry to France, Italy, Finland, India and been involved in several international translation events. Christine is an active member of a small cooperative which aims to promote art and literature in Orkney and Shetland. This has involved her in writing storybooks for children and publishing the work of other island writers.
She is currently vice-chair of the Board of the Scottish Poetry Library and convener of Shore Poets, a group which arranges monthly poetry readings in Edinburgh.