My name is Alex and I’m an academic, poet and writer of narrative non-fiction and children’s lit, based in Edinburgh. My first book Library Cat (Black & White Publishing) won the Dame Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Author and is available in Korea, France and Italy where it is an Elefanti Bestseller. It is also the subject of an upcoming documentary.
I am currently writing my first Middle Grade fantasy novel, entitled James, The Attic and Alberon.
When I put my serious hat on, I become a poet and academic. Examples of my poetry have appeared in magazines such as Gutter, The London Magazine, SNACK, Aesthetica, Canon’s Quarterly among others.
I recently completed an AHRC-funded PhD in English literature from the University of Edinburgh where I have taught a mixture of undergraduate modules, and acted as research assistant for AHRC-funded project Writing the North.
I hope you enjoy my little writing cabin on the web! Sit back, throw on a log, and enjoy looking around.