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My latest publication, Nevertheless: Sparkian Tales in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe: amaBooks), is now available from African Books Collective in print and e-formats. This collection of short fiction was supported by Creative Scotland and the National Library of Scotland in celebration of Muriel Spark’s centenary in 2018.

My short stories and poems have been published in national magazines including Stand, Gutter, New Writing Scotland, Northwords Now, The Interpreter's House and Causeway/Cabhsair.

I was selected by the Scottish Book Trust for the 2018 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship to work on a new project inspired by the life and career of Scottish fashion designer Bill Gibb. I visited Grez-sur-Loing in November 2018 as part of this fellowship. Work from this project will be performed as part of an exhibition for Look Again, Aberdeen’s Visual Art & Design festival in June 2019.

Much of my work features an accessible use of the Doric dialect, also known as Northeast Scots. To hear what Doric sounds like, listen to the following recordings of some of my more strongly Doric work:


You can read some of my work online via the following links:

'Gyurd' on Long Story, Short, November 2015

'Ketea' in Northwords Now, Issue 27, July 2014

Forthcoming publications:

‘Standing Stone’ in Northwords Now, Autumn 2019

Latest publications:

Two Bill Gibb inspired poems in Causeway/Cabhsair, May 2019

‘Click Here for Translation’ commissioned by Lux Scotland, March 2019

'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' in We Were Always Here: a #QueerWords Anthology (Scotland: 404 Ink), January 2019. Order here.

Nevertheless: Sparkian Tales in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe: 'amaBooks), October 2018


Notable publications:

'World View' in Causeway/Cabhsair, May 2018

'Genesis' in Gutter 17, January 2018

Opening chapter of Quines at Sea in Northwords Now, Issue 34, September 2017

Three scenes, three poems and a prose piece in The Granite Mile ed. by Peter Arnott (Aberdeen University Press, May 2017)

An excerpt from Chapter 4 of Quines at Sea in Gutter 16, February 2017

'A Story for Mrs Grey' in Causeway/Cabhsair 7.2, January 2017

'His Mila' on Literary Orphans, January 2017

'The Divine Comedy of Professor Henry Crabbe' in #WriteCity (Aberdeen City Libraries), March 2016

'Weir of Hermiston' in The Interpreter's House 61, February 2016

'Clype' in Causeway/Cabhsair 6.2,  December 2015

'Gyurd' on Long Story, Short, November 2015

'Starnie' in Stand magazine, Issue 13(3), October 2015

'Día de los Muertos' in Pushing Out the Boat 13, April 2015

'On a Painting by Sang Jianguo' in Gutter 12, February 2015

'Caul Iron', in Causeway/Cabhsair 5.2, December 2014

'1972' in Out There (Glasgow: Freight, 2014)

'Ketea' in Northwords Now, Issue 27, July 2014

'Cracked' in Leopard Magazine, May 2014

'Loons' in Octavius Magazine 2, August 2013

'The Struldbrugs' in New Writing Scotland 31 (Glasgow: ASLS, 2013)

'Mormond Braes' in Northwords Now, Issue 21, July 2012