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Anne Hamilton

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am an author, freelance editor, writing coach/mentor and tutor of fiction and creative non-fiction. 


My debut novel, The Almost Truth (Legend Press, April 2024) is the first of a two-book deal, with The Island in April forthcoming in spring 2025. 


My writing career spans a travel memoir, A Blonde Bengali Wife (which launched the charity Bhola's Children) through to short fiction, most recently featured in Edinburgh One City Trust's anthology, The People's City (Birlinn 2022). I am also the editor of local magazine, Lothian Life, and one-fifth of author Gill Merton - pseudonym for the collaborative novel, Entitled (2022). My fiction has won awards from Creative Scotland and the Irish Novel Fair.


With a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing, I am an associate lecturer with the Open University, marker for the University of Cambridge's MSt, an Edinburgh City Council adult education tutor, and I edit all fiction genres.


An advocate of diversity and inclusivity in writing (and life), I believe everyone should have a voice. My creative workshops - in all aspects of fiction and life-writing - welcome aspiring and experienced writers alike.

Local authorities will visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Childhood; Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Family; Publishing & getting published; Travel writing

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+