I am a journalist, writer and tutor based in Glasgow, Scotland. I’ve been the Television Critic of The Scotsman newspaper since 2006 but don’t yet have square eyes. I have considerable experience writing for many different newspapers and magazines, mostly on arts-related subjects, and regularly appear on BBC radio. I also have seven years of teaching experience and have various upcoming adult education classes in literature and in creative writing at both Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities.
I’m currently working on a novel called The Ghost Marriage, which is set in 19th Century Shanghai. I also write short stories and some have been published in Gutter, Fractured West, the anthologies A Thousand Cranes (Cargo Press) and National Flash Fiction Day 2013, Enchanted Conversation, Pank, Luna Station Quarterly, Algebra and Granta, who introduced me as one of “the most exciting emerging talents in the world” (no, really, they did). I like performing my work, especially if people clap afterwards.
I live with my partner, a computer scientist, and our dog, an enthusiastic cockapoo. I like to eat cheese triangles, I love books and libraries more than anything else and I promise that I don’t usually begin every sentence with ‘I’.
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