In January 2017, I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award for my short stories. It’s a prestigious prize and I follow in the footsteps of writers like Graeme Macrae Burnet, Helen Sedgwick and Kirsty Logan. I spent nine months working on the manuscript for my first collection with my mentor Linda Cracknell (Call of the Undertow, Doubling Back). In January 2018, I read to a packed audience at the New Writers Showcase in the Jam House, Edinburgh.

  • 2018 Spread the Word Life Writing Prize, Runner-up
    Judged by Erica Wagner   Read more…
  • 2017 Scottish Book Trust New Writer   Read more…
  • 2017 Neil Gunn International Short Story Award, 3rd Prize
    Judged by Michel Faber
  • 2016 Scottish Review of Books’ Emerging Critic
  • 2016 Brighton Prize, Runner-up   Read more…
  • 2016 Hysteria Writing Competition, Finalist   Read more…
  • 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize, Longlisted
  • 2016 Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award, Longlisted
  • 2016 HISSAC Short Story Competition, Longlisted
  • 2015, Shortlisted for Moniack Mhor’s Bridge Awards
  • 2015 Moth Short Story Prize, Highly commended
    Judged by Donal Ryan
  • 2014 Baker Prize, Highly commended
  • 2014 William Soutar Writing Prize, Highly commended