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Author of the Year – Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017

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 2017). His Bloody Project is to be published in over 20 countries including Germany, the US, Russia, China and France.

I’ve appeared at festivals and events in Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Adelaide, Macau, Estonia, Moscow, Cheltenham, Berlin, Paris, Glasgow, London, Ullapool and many more. If you’d like to book me for an event, you can get in touch on Facebook or Twitter or through my publisher, Saraband. I’m part of the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Database, which can help with funding for events in 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.