I am the author of two novels, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau (2014) and the Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project (2015), both published by Saraband Books. His Bloody Project is soon to be published in around 20 countries and the screen rights have been acquired by Synchronicity Films. I’ve appeared at numerous literary festivals, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cheltenham, Aye Write and Bloody Scotland. If you’d like to book me for an event, you can get in touch here or here or through Saraband. I’m part of the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Database, which can help with funding for events.
I was born in Kilmarnock in Scotland and now live in Glasgow. Previously I’ve lived and worked in Prague, Porto, Bordeaux and London. I have an MA in English Literature/Film Studies from Glasgow University and an M.Litt in International Security Studies from St Andrews.
Some stuff I like: Georges Simenon, George Orwell, Crime and Punishment, Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Edna O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, Sparklehorse, Violent Femmes, Starships by Nicki Minaj, Johnny Cash, bars, Taxi Driver, Cabaret, donkeys, slow-cooked pork belly, the Applecross Inn, the smell of low tide, existentialism, karaoke, the word ‘buzzard’.