I’m a writer based in Edinburgh. I originally moved here from London to study astronomy, and while I’m no longer a professional scientist most of my writing is inspired by science. I enjoy being a writer-in-residence at places where I can learn new things; I’m currently in residence at the University of Edinburgh’s Science, Techology and Innovation Studies unit. I’ve received a Suffrage Science award – an award that honours women in science.
My collection of short stories The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2015 and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016, and is available from Freight Books. My novel The Falling Sky was runner-up for the Dundee International Book Prize 2012 and is also available from Freight Books.
My short stories, poetry and non-fiction have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Gutter, Lablit, New Writing Scotland and the New York Times, and also been broadcast on Radio 4.
House of Three anthology
A selection of my poems has recently been published in one of the ‘House of Three‘ anthologies. This is the first time that such a substantial number of my poems (about 15) have been published all in one place. There are three of these anthologies out now, and the poets will be doing various readings at events over the coming months – including the Lit and Phil in Newcastle on 21 November.