Scottish fiction and travel writer and poet. Her literary works include the novel Under the Mountain, the short story "The Incomprehensible Mortality of Karen Mack," and the poem "Antarctica."
She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in anthropology. Her debut novel, The Glass House, was published in 2004 and was a finalist for the Saltire First Book of The Year Award.
She performed her politically-themed monologue, "Protective Measures," at a 2009 Serbian literary festival.
She set her novel Under the Mountain in her hometown of Kilmahog, Scotland.
Her literary work, with its thematic emphasis on the concealment and revelation of truth, has been compared to that of English author Virginia Woolf.