Scott De Buitléir is an Irish poet, writer, and blogger.
His journey into professional writing began as a teenager, when he wrote a short story for the Irish-language newspaper, Lá. Created in an effort to practice his Irish, his blog, Dialann Scott (meaning Scott’s Diary) was nominated multiple times for an Irish Blog Award, although he retired the blog after five years in 2012.
While studying at University College Dublin, Scott joined Cumann Scríbhneoirí Úra na Gaeilge, or New Irish-Language Writers’ Society. This led to his poetry being included in Blaiseadh Pinn (Cois Life, 2008), as well as the revived college journal, Nua-Aois (UCD Press, 2011). He has also written extensively as a journalist, columnist, and arts reviewer; in Irish for Gaelscéal, Foinse, and Nós, and in English for the Huffington Post, Polari Magazine, theJournal.ie, and the Irish Times.
Since 2008, Scott has made his mark on LGBT media in Ireland. For almost seven years, he was the host and producer of The Cosmo, a magazine-style show for the LGBTQ community on RTÉ Digital Radio. In 2013, he launched the online publication, EILE Magazine, which produces monthly issues and daily updates on its website. His work in broadcasting has also led him to appearances on TG4, BBC Radio Ulster, RTÉ Television, NewsTalk, Spin1038, BBC Radio Cymru, HuffPost Live, Raidió na Life, Raidió Rí-Rá and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Scott’s début poetry collection, Fás | Growth, was published by MKB Publishing in 2017 in paperback and e-book editions. He has performed at several literary events and festivals across Ireland, including the Dublin Book Festival, Culture Night, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature, and the IMRAM Irish-language Literary Festival. During his time living in the UK, Scott founded the Nottingham Writers Collective, which meets every month in the English city.
Scott lives in Cork with his partner, and loves to travel regularly around Ireland and abroad. His latest book, The Irish Outlander, is out now in paperback and for Kindle readers.