I’m a writer based in Edinburgh. I used to be a professional astronomer and much of my writing is  inspired by science. I blog on the interaction between science and literature.

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

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.

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. From November this year I’ll be a writer in residence on the ‘Fiction Meets Science’ programme at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Bremen, Germany.

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