Victoria’s first novel, For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain, will be published by Bloomsbury in spring 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.
Her second novel, Brantwood, also to be published by Bloomsbury, explores the life of Victorian art critic and social reformer John Ruskin, focusing on his socialism and environmentalism, as well as the mental breakdowns that overshadowed his later years.
Victoria has won a number of writing prizes including a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award, the inaugural Emerging Writer Award from Moniack Mhor, and a shortlisting for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, as well as being awarded prestigious writing residencies in Scotland, Finland and Australia.
She is represented by Sam Copeland at Rogers, Coleridge and White.
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