I’m a writer based in Edinburgh. I used to be a professional astronomer and much of my writing is inspired by science. I’m represented by Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.

My novel ‘The Falling Sky’ is available directly from the publishers Freight Books, as well as from your favourite bookshop. ‘The Falling Sky’ was a finalist in the Dundee International Book Prize in 2012 and was also longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2014.

My short stories, non-fiction and poetry have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Gutter, Lablit, New Writing Scotland and the New York Times. Occasionally I blog on the interaction between science and literature.

I have an MLitt in creative writing from the University of Glasgow and I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for 2011/2012. From 2008 to 2010 I was a writer in residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, at the University of Edinburgh.

Watch me talk about my work! I’ve been interviewed on these sites:

Fiction Meets Science

Three of my poems are included in the anthology ‘Be the First to Like This: New Scottish Poetry’, edited by Colin Waters and published by Vagabond Voices on 22 September. All of my poems in this anthology are inspired by science, one is about genetics and the others are about physics and astronomy.Pre-order<br /><br /><br /><br />
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