Writing

SHORT STORIES
The Lost Property of the Pastons is a short story inspired by the 15th century Paston Family, written for 26.org to celebrate Norwich’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature.

A Wee Minding was longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2013 and published in Gutter 09 (Freight).

The Monday to Friday Routine was published in Gutter 03 (Freight).

 

NON-FICTION
The Curious Case of Mr Lobban is a feature article I wrote for Guardian Weekend Magazine on those who die with no next-of-kin, with a follow up piece showing what happened next.

I’ve written blogs for my publisher Pan Macmillan about the scene of the crime (aka my writing space) and how to commit the perfect murder. I selected my Top Ten Scottish Books for Books from Scotland. And wrote a piece for We Heart Writing on how my mother helped me birth my debut novel.

I wrote “I cannot hold my tongue” for Newsnet Scotland to coincide with Stellar Quines production of Age of Arousal at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

 

POEMS
Thomas Beach’s Grave was written for the 26 Writers in Residence project from 26.org. It is about a WW1 soldier memorialised in an Edinburgh graveyard, who emigrated from Scotland to Canada, but died in Ypres.

Edwin’s E-zine in anthology Clockworks Vol 1 borrows from the work of poet, Edwin Morgan. It was written for travellers on Glasgow’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ underground.

 

OTHER
Ruffled Russell and the Lost Soul is an experimental children’s illustrated book project featuring an existential Jack Russell dog. It is a collaboration between myself and visual artist Audrey Grant.