Hello! My debut book, Constitution Street, is a personal and political exploration of community, human rights and anxiety. It is part-memoir, part social history and a call to action. I interviewed my neighbours to discover what the particular in one place - my street - revealed about the universal, streets across the world. The result was a form of urban-nature writing. I have also written award-winning features journalism and been a regular guest and presenter for radio, TV and festivals. The consistent thread in my work is connecting people and place from international courtrooms to local classrooms and walks to talks.
I can host a reading or writing workshop for you, give a keynote lecture, or be a panel guest or writer in residence.
Recent experience includes author events at The Edinburgh International Book Festival, an Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) Community Fellowship, being commissioned by The British Council to lead art walks and winning the Creative Edinburgh City Award. I am a volunteer with Scottish PEN.
“Both personal and political, insightful but never judgemental and, above all, compassionate” - Helen Sedgwick
(Photo credit: Rob Smith)