Victoria’s first novel, For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain, will be published by Bloomsbury in early 2023. Based on the lives of two fourteenth-century mystics, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, the novel explores medieval women’s lives, the effects of grief and trauma, and the genesis of women’s writing.
Victoria has won a number of writing prizes including a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award, the Bridge Award for an Emerging Writer, and a shortlisting for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, as well as being awarded prestigious writing residencies in Scotland, Finland and Australia. She teaches creative writing for the Open College of the Arts.
She is represented by Sam Copeland at Rogers, Coleridge and White.