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Maggie Ritchie

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Other contact method: Website: maggieritchie.com/contact
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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My debut novel Paris Kiss (2015) won the Curtis Brown Prize, was runner up for the Sceptre and Mslexia First Novel prizes. My second novel Looking for Evelyn (2017) was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.

A journalist, I graduated with Distinction from the University of Glasgow's MLitt in Creative Writing. I've appeared at author events at Aye Write!, Edinburgh Reads and various local libraries, and carried out creative writing workshops in schools (ages 10-12 and Advanced Higher English). I've also appeared on the Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Scotland and STV talking about my novels.

In 2018, I travelled to Shanghai on a Society of Authors grant to research my third novel. Paris Kiss is set in 19th century Paris and is about Rodin and his affair with Camille Claudel. Looking for Evelyn is set against post-colonial southern Africa. My third novel is about the artists known as the Glasgow Girls and is set in Scotland and Shanghai. (Photo credit: Mark Anderson)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Adventure; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Friendship; Gender equality; Historical fiction; Love & romance; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+