Sea Fret Scotland Street Press, 2022
Unspeakable Freight Books, 2017
Pelmanism Luath Press, 2014
Selected Stories Luath Press, 2005
Lord of Illusions Luath Press, 2005
Pest Maiden Headline Review, 1999
War Dolls Headline Review, 1998
Red Tides Secker & Warburg, 1993
Our Lady of the Pickpockets Secker & Warburg, 1989
Stone the Crows Mariscat Press, 2020
Bodywork Luath Press, 2007
Lure Chapman Publishing Ltd, 2003
Madame Doubtfire’s Dilemma Chapman Publishing Ltd, 1989
Twinset: poems by Dilys Rose and Karen Knight, artwork by Polly Thelwall and Laurie Hastings, Knucker Press, 2008.
Once upon our time: new portrait miniatures by Moyna Flannigan, accompanied by fictional cameos (Dilys Rose), National Galleries of Scotland publications, 2004.
Watching Over You
Song cycle, written for and sung by Karen Cargill, composed by Rory Boyle, text by Dilys Rose. Commissioned and performed by Red Note Ensemble at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, and St Andrews in the Square (2015).
Kaspar Hauser: The Child of Europe
Chamber opera with music composed by Rory Boyle, libretto by Dilys Rose. The creation of this work was supported by a Creative Scotland Award, 2006. First performed in Glasgow at RSAMD, 2010. In the same year it received a British Composers’ Award (stage category). In 2012, it had performances in Nuremberg, Ansbach and Edinburgh.
Site-specific music theatre piece built 19th century fairground performers, composed by Stephen Deazley, text by Dilys Rose. A Tramway Commission, 2007.
The Fires of Bride:
A three-part choral work, focusing on aspects of the pagan festival, Beltane. Composed by Rory Boyle with text by Dilys Rose. Commissioned as part of Composer Laureate in Schools project and first performed at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 2005.
Fatal Attraction: Choral piece, based around a Perthshire legend: an ill-fated love story in the time of the plague. Commissioned by Young Scot and Scottish Arts Council, composed by Stephen Deazley, text by Dilys Rose, performed in Edinburgh, 2003, and Salzburg, 2004.