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 of Victorian art critic and social reformer John Ruskin, and a short story collection, Creaturely, which explores what other species mean to us, as well as the ways in which we ourselves are ‘creaturely’.
Her work is widely published in magazines and anthologies, including New Writing Scotland, Magma and The Book of Iona (Polygon, 2016). Writing awards include a Bridge Award from Moniack Mhor (2015), a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award (2016) and short-listing for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize (2017).
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. Victoria is a member of Scottish PEN.