Kenneth D. Farrow was educated at the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow, where he took a first class honours degree in English and a Ph. D. in Medieval and Renaissance Scottish literature. In 1991, he became a postdoctoral research fellow of the British Academy. His advanced research covered the area of Scottish historiography, from the 12th to the 16th century. He has taught at the Universities of Glasgow, Krakow and Warnborough, and his major works are John Knox: Reformation Rhetoric and the Traditions of Scots Prose 1490-1570 (Peter Lang, 2004) and a translation into Scots of Homer's The Iliad. In 2004-2006, he received a British Academy Larger Research Grant to work on the poetry, prose and drama of Scottish poet, Alexander Scott (1920-89), and he is currently co-editor of Lallans magazine. His main interests are the 16th century, and medieval and modern Scottish literature, especially in the Scots language.