Victoria is a writer, creative writing tutor and book reviewer living in the East Neuk of Fife. She is working on her first novel, Brantwood, which is based on several years in the life John Ruskin, and she recently received funding from Creative Scotland to help her complete it.
Victoria also writes short fiction and is working on her first collection, Creaturely, which explores what other species mean to us, as well as the ways in which we ourselves are ‘creaturely’. At the end of this year she will spend four weeks on a writing residency at Hawthornden Castle in Midlothian, focusing on her stories and drawing together the collection.
She has a PhD from the University of St Andrews which explores how contemporary poets engage with science and she works as a creative writing tutor for the Open College of the Arts. She is a member of Scottish PEN and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.