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Biogs

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Mary Paulson-Ellis writes about the world of people who die with no next-of-kin. She is the author of three novels, The Other Mrs Walker, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing and Emily Noble’s Disgrace. She lives in Edinburgh, where her books are set. She enjoys wandering in graveyards.

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Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh where she writes about the world of people who die with no next-of-kin. Her critically acclaimed debut, The Other Mrs Walker was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Her second, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing was long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize for best Scottish crime novel and a Historical Writers Association Gold Crown. Mary’s work has featured in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4. In 2019 Val McDermid named her one of the most compelling LGBTQ+ writers working today. Emily Noble’s Disgrace is her third novel.

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Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh where she writes dual timeline novels about the world of people who die with no next-of-kin. Her critically acclaimed debut, The Other Mrs Walker was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Her second, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing was long-listed for the McIlvanney Prize for best Scottish crime novel and a Historical Writers Association Gold Crown. Her latest book, Emily Noble’s Disgrace, is her third novel. Mary has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University where, on graduating, she was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction. Her fiction, non-fiction and short stories have featured in various anthologies, the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4. She has been shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards and named an Amazon Rising Star. In 2019 Val McDermid selected her as one of the ten most compelling LGBTQ+ writers working today. Mary has performed her work at festivals and events across the UK and in Europe and her novels have been translated into German and Dutch. She is interested in what she calls the ‘murderous’ side of family life.

 

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