Author of the Year 2017 – Sunday Herald Culture Awards
I am the author of three novels, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau (2014), the Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project (2015), and The Accident on the A35 (October 2107) Saraband Books. His Bloody Project is to be published in around 20 countries including Germany, the US, Russia, China and France. The screen rights have been acquired by Synchronicity Films.
I’ve appeared at events in Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Adelaide, Macau, Estonia, Moscow, Cheltenham, Berlin, Glasgow, London, Ullapool and many more. 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 Scotland.
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, Johnny Cash, bars, Taxi Driver, Cabaret, donkeys, slow-cooked pork belly, the Applecross Inn, the smell of low tide, existentialism, karaoke, the word ‘buzzard’.