I am a writer and performer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Much of my work is inspired by the Northeast of Scotland and its relationship with the wider world. 

My most recent creative works for both page and stage have overtly engaged with real-life material including: ‘The Shelter’, a verbatim theatre project supported by the National Theatre of Scotland; Nevertheless (amaBooks), a series of short stories inspired by the National Library of Scotland’s Muriel Spark archives; and current works-in-progress focused on the life of fashion designer Bill Gibb for which I was awarded a Scottish Book Trust Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.

I hold a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Aberdeen and I'm an Honorary Fellow of the university's WORD Centre for Creative Writing. I have experience teaching within academic and community settings and I've also worked on various creative projects, both locally and internationally.

I can be booked for events and workshops through Scottish Book Trust's Live Literature programme, or contacted directly.

I am represented by Jenny Brown.


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