Writing

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  • 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.
  • The Long Game – non-fiction article in The Author (Autumn issue, 2018)
  • Séance – a flash fiction zine commissioned by Edinburgh City Council and Artwalk Porty, a collaboration with artist Chris Dooks (2018)
  • Babber – short fiction in Road Stories (Faber, 2012)
  • Sassuolo – short fiction commissioned by Edinburgh Book Festival, features in There – Elsewhere (Cargo, 2012)
  • The Mumpers – short fiction broadcast on BBC Radio 4
  • Seeing in the Dark  narrative non-fiction for Glasgow Film Theatre’s For All project
  • Oona – narrative non-fiction in Gutter Magazine issue 11
  • Betsy Whyte – non-fiction chapter in Women of Moray (Luath, 2012)
  • The Session – short fiction in Mixing the Colours Glasgow Women’s Library
  • The School – short fiction in Algebra 3
  • The Trolls – narrative non-fiction in Absolutely Notting Hill magazine
  • Cliff – short fiction in Gutter Magazine issue 05
  • 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