Jules Horne

Jules Horne is a Scottish author who mainly writes plays for the stage and for BBC Radio. She was born in 1963 in Hawick and attended Trinity Primary School then later on she went to Hawick High School. She studied German and French at St John’s College,Oxford University.

She spent some years living and working in Switzerland as a teacher, translator and multilingual journalist for BBC World News and Swiss Radio International. In 2002 she spent time in France on a Robert Louis Stevenson scholarship from the National Library of Scotland.  She has also been to Estonia on an international artists’ residency.

Her plays Allotment and Thread won her two Scotsman Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Gorgeous Avatar, written for Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, has been performed in Germany and Japan. Jules has also written a few radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and Radio Scotland, including a play about the Scottish inventor, Kirkpatrick Macmillan who invented the bicycle titled Macmillan’ Marvellous Motion Machine.

At the moment Jules runs a copy writing business called Texthouse and teaches Creative Writing for the Open University. She is a Director of Borders Creative and currently lives in Kelso with her partner Michael Scott, who also attended Hawick High School.