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Nina Allan

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Argyll and Bute
Languages: English
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Nina Allan is a writer of speculative fiction. She has published three novels, three story collections and numerous short stories as well as critical essays and reviews for a variety of publications. Nina has taken part in many author events including bookshop readings, panel discussions, writers’ workshops, literary festivals and international conventions.

She greatly enjoys meeting readers and working with new and aspiring writers to talk about her own work, general topics within the field of speculative fiction and contemporary literature as well as answering questions on and providing inspiration for the whole of the creative process from first ideas to pitch and publication.

Nina is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of science fiction and horror literature and cinema and is happy to give talks on these subjects. She loves to explore the imaginative possibilities offered by writing speculative fiction and its potential for radical expression, both in terms of form of ideas.  

(Photo credit: Diana Patient)

Local authorities will visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Gender equality; Horror; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Music; Nature; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100