I am a novelist and short story writer and also work as a Reading Round lector and Advisory Fellow for The Royal Literary Fund. I have lectured in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews and mentored for Scottish Book Trust. I have also run workshops for the Arvon Foundation, Moniack Mhor and the Faber Academy, and read at festivals including the Edinburgh International Book Festival. As a reader I enjoy bittersweet and tragi-comic elements within fiction (eg, writers inc. Nora Ephron, Lorrie Moore, Jane Gardam, Kevin Barry), and in my own work I’m drawn to themes of friendship, loneliness and the plight of the individual within society. My latest novel, “The Snow and the Works on the Northern Line” was published by Sandstone in January 2021 and has been called a ‘modern-day Barbara Pym’ by Nina Stibbe and described as ‘subtle, wry and intimate’ in The Times. It was also Book at Bedtime on BBC R4.
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