Heather Palmer is a writer based in Glasgow. Heather is the first comics winner of the Scottish Book Trust's New Writer Award (2019). She graduated from Edinburgh Napier's English and Film BA (Hons) in 2015 and self-published her first comic in 2016.
She writes with a focus on folklore, nationalism and death. Her first comic Grave Wax, created with artist Allan MacRitchie, is a mystery based on near-forgotten Scottish folklore and reacted to the culture surrounding the Scottish Independence Referendum and its impact. Grave Wax was shortlisted for Best Comic and Best Writer at the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Heather's work was featured in 404 Ink and BHP Comics' We Shall Fight Until We Win and Frisson Comics' Knock Knock as well as in Scots translation in the Scrieve! Anthologie.
Heather has spoken ar and chaired events at festivals such as Edinburgh International Book Festival and Aye Write, and her comic about Margaret Thatcher was displayed in the Scottish Parliament as part of the festival of politics. (Photo credit: Rob McDougall)