Jack Dickson


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Jack Dickson

One-time bass player with Gomorrah and the Sodomites, steward on the Arran ferry, postman and fashionista, Jack works and lives in the east end of Glasgow with his partner and his Jack Russell, Dixie. His Jas Anderson Investigates series of gay noir crime novels are currently changing hands for £30 on Ebay (or 1p on Amazon). His episodes of BBC Scotland's River City are still talked about in hushed tones and his debut stage play, Princess for a Day (directed by Peter Arnott ) reduced several members of an Òran  Mór lunchtime audience to tears.

Undeterred by any of this, Jack continues to shamelessly mine the world around him as the world's most productive layabout, who was always urged to get a proper job. And still hasn't.

Etta's War, commissioned by Asylon Theatre, 2019

Fraxi Queen of the Forest, commissioned by Asylon Theatre (1 hr play for young people, with dance), 2016

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland New Playwrights Award recipient, 2013.

One of The Traverse Fifty emerging playwrights, 2013.

Shortlisted for the Susan Nimms Distinguished Playwriting Award, 2013.

Shortlisted for the Frank Deasy Award, 2013.

Shortlisted for the BBC Writer's Prize, 2013

Shortlisted for the Nick Darke Award, 2010. 

Freelance script reader for Scottish Screen and IBC. Script development work with BBC Scotland Drama on a consultancy basis. Short stories published by Circlet Press, Masquerade Books and Bunkhouse magazine in the US. Travel features and articles published in The Daily Record, AXM magazine, The Big Issue in Scotland and the East End Independent.

Previous Productions:

Flying with Swans - 2014

Princess for a Day - 2012


Rio -  2013

My Dad and Marlene - 2006

Film and TV

Sucker Punch -  2002

Night People - 2005

River City - 2003-2009


Oddfellows -  Millivres Books   (1997)       

Crossing Jordan -  Millivres Books   (1998)

FreeForm: a Jas Anderson mystery - GMP  (1998) - optioned by BBC, 2005

Banged Up: a Jas Anderson mystery - GMP  (1999)

Some Kind of Love: a Jas Anderson mystery - Millivres Books (2002)

Still Waters - Zipper Books (2001)

Out of This World collected short erotica -  Zipper Books (2002)

The Masters File - Zipper Books (2002)

Under the pseudonym Jack Gordon:

Dark Rider - Idol Books (Virgin, 1998)

HMS Submission - Idol Books (Virgin, 1999)

The Black Chamber - Idol Books (Virgin, 1999)

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