Hello and Welcome

I’m Catherine Simpson a memoir-writer, novelist, poet and short-story writer based in Edinburgh.

My memoir One Body was recently published by Saraband. It follows an earlier memoir, When I Had a Little Sister, (4th Estate) and my debut novel, Truestory (Sandstone Press)

In 2013 I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Truestory. My work has been published in anthologies and magazines, and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. I am a regular reviewer on BBC Radio Scotland’s Tuesday Review.

I am on the list of approved authors on the Scottish Book Trust Live Lit Programme and I am available for author events, festivals, book groups, writing workshops and residencies.

I run occasional week-long memoir-writing courses at Garsdale Retreat.

I am represented by Joanna Swainson of Hardman and Swainson.

One Body: Selected for World Book Night 2023