I was born in Inverness and live in Edinburgh. I have degrees from Stirling and York Universities and won the Edward and Thomas Lunt Prize for my thesis on Virginia Woolf. I have read from my work at literary festivals in Edinburgh, Pitlochry, and Mangochi in Malawi, and at the 2015 Edinburgh International Science Festival.

In 2014 I won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and the £10,000 Manchester Fiction Prize – you can read the winning story from the latter prize here. I have written fiction and non-fiction for more than a dozen journals and anthologies, including a series of linked articles on biography and ecology for Edinburgh Review.

I spent six week in residence as ’emerging Scottish writer’ at Cove Park in summer 2015.  My debut novel, Infinite Ground, will be published by Atlantic Books in August 2016.