I’m a publisher and writer based in Glasgow and I travel frequently. See professional bio on home page.
Finding new ways to connect modern audiences with books and supporting and encouraging writers and artists from marginalised communities is very important to me and informs many personal projects I take part in.
“How many artists and writers have we never known, how many songs never sung, locked out by societal inequality? How many contributions by women have never been seen? How poorer are we all for that? In a strange and shifting global political climate, when clouds of austerity and xenophobia threaten to regress the tide of access to arts and literature, it is more important than ever before to keep rowing, hard as it may be, singing our own and varied songs, pushing against the stream.” (- from my essay in the book Nasty Women)
I followed MA (Hons) English Literature with MLitt in Modernities from the University of Glasgow with a focus on William Carlos Williams. One of my favourites of his poems is Brilliant Sad Sun.
I enjoy cats, hats, visual art, raccoons and other trash eating animals, spending all of the money I make by working on books on other books, mourning Lucky Peach, going to the cinema on average once a year, feminism, the first cup of coffee of the day and all subsequent, and Japanese food.