EISF: Frankenstein Stories

As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, we asked three writers to write us new creative work based on a literary classic.

In 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein created a monster. Now, to celebrate the novel’s 200-year anniversary, three writers from Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Awards programme have been commissioned to create new stories and poems inspired by this landmark work.

The creative peices were presented at a special event in April 2018, but if you missed it, fear not: The stories are all available below. Simply click through and start reading!


Anna Stewart portrait
Robert McGinty portrait
Molly Vogel portrait small
Read Anna's Story Read Robert's Story Read Molly's Poems