Hello – Grüezi mitenand!
I am a Swiss-born novelist and short fiction writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I live with my husband, the writer Ron Butlin, and our golden retriever.
I am an exophonic author and proud of it (i.e. an author who chooses to write creatively in a language that is not their mother tongue – I write in English).
My book publications include two novels (The Waiting, The Beauty Room) and two story collections (Fighting It, Inside~Outside).
Twice shortlisted for a Saltire Scottish Book of the Year award, my books have also been longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and MIND Book of the Year, and have received a UBS Cultural Foundation award.
My short work has appeared in Best British Short Stories, Ambit, Litro Magazine and Litro Online and numerous other publications in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.
I am a former Royal Literary Fund Lector and Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
An experienced creative writing and reading tutor, I teach at Edinburgh City Art Centre, Summerhall and – as of autumn 2019 – at Edinburgh University.
For my joint performances with Ron, please see McSwiss.
You can contact me here.