Excerpts from the novels of all ten finalists, including 2000 words from my novel 'Take Away People'.
Short story - 'In Stitches'
REVIEW FOR OUT THERE - 'This sophisticated and mature volume does a great deal more than simply tackle the heterosexual viewpoint that dominates most Scottish literary work, especially in very male-dominated stories. The short stories, poems and non-fiction collected here all put lesbian women and gay men at the centre of society and the centre of the story. But they do so in such a casual and easeful way that it almost feels as though the centre of society and the centre of the story are a place they have always occupied.' Sunday Herald
Edited by Liz Niven and Brian Whittingham.
Published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2008
Short story - 'Invisible Mending'
Edited by Sharon Blackie.
Published by Two Ravens Press 2008
Short story - 'Stac Jenny'
Short story - 'Stones' Issue 19 Autumn 2011 (page 15)
Short story - 'Mirror. Signal. Manoeuvre.' Issue 9 Summer 2008 (page 9)
Edited by Jane Feaver
Published by Dirt Pie Press 2010
Short story - 'Losing my religion'.
Short story - 'The Wreckers'.
Edited by Sharon Blackie and David Knowles.
Published by Two Ravens Press 2007
Two short stories - 'Flight' and 'Message in a Bottle'.
'Am Baile'. A website promoting Highland literature and culture. Click here to listen to a recording made at the 2008 Ullapool Book Festival of some of the prize-winning stories from the 2007 Neil Gunn Writing competition including my own reading of 'Stac Jenny' .