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My work is generally character-led, focusing on families and marriage. Accessible and literary, it includes five novels, one collection of short stories and one memoir, Wah! Things I Never Told My Mother.
Accolades and achievements of note:
Winner of the V.S.Pritchett Prize
Shortlisted for Scottish Novel of the Year
Translated into five languages, adapted for BBC Radio serial
Holds a Royal Literay Fellowship
I have three decades of experience in workshops, talks and readings, all tailor-made to suit the audience.
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 can deliver
Chairing events; Mentoring; Panel event; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop
Audience can work with
Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)