I am the author of The Comet Seekers (Harvill Secker, 2016) and The Growing Season (Harvill Secker, 2017), which was shortlisted for the Saltire Society's Fiction Book of the Year. I'm currently writing a crime trilogy, the first book of which will be published by Oneworld in 2020.
I write fiction with a particular interest in science, biotechnology, feminism, diversity, history, alternative worlds, the uncanny, and the juxtaposition of science and technology with our imaginations and the unexplained.
I have taught creative writing at Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Strathclyde Universities, and various community projects. I also run Wildland Literary Editors, and was managing director of Cargo Publishing and managing editor of Gutter. Before becoming a writer, I was a research physicist in the bioengineering group at Glasgow University.
I love giving book readings, Q&As, chairing events, sharing panels with authors and scientists, and teaching workshops. I'm lucky enough to perform regularly at events and book festivals, and am happy to host events and teach workshops about editing, publishing, and running literary magazines, and offer editorial advice and mentoring. I love talking about science, writing, society, and the combination of the three! (Photo credit: Michael Gallacher)