Elizabeth K Reeder writes novels, essays, and stories. She also writes for the radio. Her first novel, Ramshackle, was shortlisted for a number of awards including a Saltire Society Literary Award (2013). Her second novel, Fremont, a story of ill-starred fairytale romance is full of prejudice and desire, garnered great reviews. The manuscript of her lyric essays about crisis, creativity, living grief, and death was a finalist in the Essay Press book competition. An extract was subsequently published as One Year (Essay Press, 2016).
Her interest in experimental, hybrid forms has developed from a desire to write (and use images) so that language, form and structure communicate ideas in a way that can be read and enjoyed like poetry, art and the best storytelling. She organises and is invited to run workshops, seminars and talks on a range of subjects including her own books, the creative and writing process, exuberant creative failure, narrative structure, giving and receiving feedback, and on subjects she explores in her texts such as identity, family, community, illness, dying, death and grief. She also teaches Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. (Photo credit: ART Thomson)