• Connective Tissue (Taproot Press, forthcoming 2023) – novel based on the life of my grandmother, Dora, a Jewish Berliner who arrived in the UK as a refugee in 1939. Click here for info.
  • The Tin-Kin (Duckworth, 2009) – novel based on photos, artefacts and memories of my Travelling family. A chapter of The Tin-Kin won the 2006 New Writing Ventures Award for fiction, and reviews have appeared in various publications including The Independent, The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Sunday Herald and The Scottish Review of Books. It was awarded The Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award in 2009. Click here for reviews. Click here for The Tin-Kin podcast.
  • Egg –  short fiction (an early chapter of Connective Tissue) in A Meal for The Man in Tails (The Scottish Arts Trust, 2021)
  • Violetta – a short story commission for Luminate Festival (2019)
  • The Long Game – non-fiction article in The Author (Autumn issue, 2018)
  • The Session – short fiction in Mixing the Colours Glasgow Women’s Library (2015)
  • The Roller – narrative fiction based on community interviews in Dennistoun for Impact Arts, performed live, (2015)
  • Oona – narrative non-fiction in Gutter Magazine issue 11 (2014)
  • Babber – short fiction in Road Stories (Faber, 2012)
  • Sassuolo – short fiction commissioned by Edinburgh Book Festival, features in There – Elsewhere (Cargo, 2012)
  • Seeing in the Dark  narrative non-fiction for Glasgow Film Theatre’s For All project (2013)
  • Betsy Whyte – non-fiction chapter in Women of Moray (Luath, 2012)
  • The Trolls – narrative non-fiction in Absolutely Notting Hill magazine (2012)
  • The School – short fiction in Glasgow Tramway’s literary journal Algebra 3 (2011)
  • Cliff – short fiction in Gutter Magazine issue 05 (2011)
  • The Mumpers – short fiction broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (2009)
  • Burns – (an early chapter from The Tin-Kin) was published in the anthology Outside of a Dog (Chroma, 2006)
  • Is the Viking in you Gasping for Attention? – non-fiction article about my linguistics research, appeared in The New Shetlander issue 234, (2005)

As Developmental Editor / Co-Author


  • Calm, Happy Kids Rob Plevin, developmental editor (Life Raft Media, 2022)
  • Becoming Daddy keepsake book for My Given Name, co-author, (2022)
  • Mummy, Wonderful You keepsake book for My Given Name, co-author (2022)
  • One Day Ticket, stage play for Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Citizen Project. Editor and co-author (2022)
  • Séance – a flash fiction zine commissioned by Edinburgh City Council and Artwalk Porty, a collaboration with artist Chris Dooks (2018)