Kenneth White was born in Glasgow and studied at the universities of Glasgow, Munich and Paris. He began to be published in London in the 1960s, but broke with the British scene in 1967 and moved to France. He held the Chair of XXth century Poetics at the Sorbonne from 1983 to 1996, and in 1989 he founded the International Institute of Geopoetics. Kenneth White is the author of numerous books, including "On Scottish Ground" and "House of Tides." He regularly lectures and tours in both Scotland and France and his appearances at the Edinburgh Book Festival sell out every year. He lives in Brittany.