In January 2017, I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award for my short stories. It’s a prestigious prize and I follow in the footsteps of writers like Man Booker-shortlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet. I spent nine months working on the manuscript for my first collection with my mentor Linda Cracknell (Call of the Undertow, Doubling Back). In January 2018, I read to a packed audience at the New Writers Showcase in the Jam House, Edinburgh.

2018 Spread the Word Life Writing Prize, Runner-up. Judged by Erica Wagner

2017 Scottish Book Trust New Writer

2017 Neil Gunn International Short Story Award, 3rd Prize. Judged by Michel Faber

2016 Scottish Review of Books’ Emerging Critic

2016 Brighton Prize, Runner-up

2016 Hysteria Writing Competition, Finalist

2016 Bristol Short Story Prize, Longlisted

2016 Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award, Longlisted

2016 HISSAC Short Story Competition, Longlisted

2015, The Bridge Awards for Emerging Writer, Shortlisted

2015 Moth Short Story Prize, Shortlisted & Highly commended. Judged by Donal Ryan

2014 Baker Prize, Shortlisted & Highly commended

2014 William Soutar Writing Prize, Shortlisted & Highly commended