Scott De Buitléir (pronounced ‘de but-LAIR‘) is an author and poet who writes in both English and Irish.
His début as a published writer was at the tender age of 18, when the Irish-language newspaper, Lá, printed a two-part short story. His blog, Dialann Scott (meaning Scott’s Diary) was originally an effort to practice his Gaeilge, and was nominated multiple times for an Irish Blog Award, although he retired the blog after five years in 2012.
As a student at University College Dublin, Scott joined Cumann Scríbhneoirí Úra na Gaeilge (the New Irish-Language Writers’ Society) which led to his early poetry being included in Blaiseadh Pinn (Cois Life, 2008), and the college journal, Nua-Aois (UCD Press, 2011). He has also written extensively as a journalist, columnist, and arts reviewer; in Irish for Gaelscéal, Foinse, Nós, and Tuairisc.ie, and in English for the Huffington Post, Polari Magazine, and the Irish Times.
In 2008, Scott made his mark on LGBT media in Ireland. For over six years, he hosted and produced The Cosmo, a magazine-style show for the LGBT community on RTÉ Digital Radio. 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. In 2013, he launched the online publication, EILE Magazine, although he stepped down as editor after the Irish marriage equality referendum in 2015.
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, the IMRAM Irish-language Literary Festival, and the Edinburgh Gaelic Festival. During his time living in the UK, Scott founded the Nottingham Writers Collective, which meets every month in the English city.
Today, Scott lives in Cork with his partner, and loves to travel. He regularly visits San Francisco, as well as spending most weekends with family in his native Dublin.