Welcome to the website.

I’m a novelist, short story writer and poet, based in Edinburgh. As well as going solo, I enjoy creative collaborations. I have published eight books of fiction, most recently Sea Fret, a collection of short stories,  and four collections of poetry (including one for young children), and most recently, a pamphlet, Stone the Crows. 

My work  has received various awards and fellowships,  including: the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Award, two Scottish Arts Council Book Awards, a Society of Authors’ Travel Award,  the McCash poetry prize, a Unesco/City of Literature Fellowship and a Leverhulme Fellowship.  It  has been shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award, the McVitie’s Scottish Writer of the Year, The Scottish Arts Council/Sundial Award, nominated for the Impac Prize and long-listed for Not the Booker Prize.

In recent years, I have also been developing my visual art practice, and am a member of Edinburgh Printmakers.

What’s New?

A small  exhibition of recent work, Mates, of  gel pen drawings, etchings and collage can be seen in Cockenzie House & Gardens, Cockenzie, East Lothian, from May 12 – June 21st, 10am – 4pm, excluding Sundays. Free. All welcome.