For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain (Bloomsbury, 2023)

“This is the best first novel I’ve read in years… It is amazing.” RODDY DOYLE

“Moving and unexpected, MacKenzie writes with great clarity and tenderness … I tore through this.” JULIA ARMFIELD

“Magnificent, bold and compelling … The writing is sometimes raw, at other times very beautiful – and from a place of deep knowledge and love of the historical period.” ROSIE ANDREWS

“A novel of rare brightness and clarity, concise and yet capacious: it illuminates the meeting of two extraordinary women like a shaft of sunlight.” IMOGEN HERMES GOWAR

Short Stories:

‘Talking About Lobsters’ in Das Narr (April, 2021), translated into German by Karin Bosshard.

‘A Short Dictionary of Wombats’ in Mslexia issue 87 (2020)

‘The Proper Way to Eat Sardines’ in The Dinesh Allirajah Prize: Cafe Stories (Comma Press, 2018)

Haptic Memory‘ on Reflex Fiction: Quarterly International Flash Fiction Competition (2017)

Annunciation’ in New Writing from Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Awards Vol 8 (2016)

Crex Crex’ in The Book of Iona ed. Robert Crawford (Polygon, 2016).

‘Talking About Lobsters’ in New Writing Scotland 34 (ASLS, 2016).

‘Spring Comes to Bernard Duggleby’ in The 2015 Exeter Story Prize Collection (2016).

‘The Floral Clock’ in Brittle Star issue 34 (2014).

‘The Guddle’ in Gutter: the magazine for new Scottish writing issue 10 (2014).

‘Flames’ in Interactions: A collection ed. Ruth Rendell et al (Roastbooks, 2012). 


‘Monk/Seal’ in Gutter: the magazine for new Scottish writing issue 24 (2021).

‘Winter Love’ in Magma issue 58 (2014).

‘A Keeper’s Promise’ in New Writing Dundee 7 (Dundee University Press, 2012).

‘Next of Kin’ in Hippocrates Prize Anthology (2012).

‘East Neuk Storm’ in William Soutar Prize Anthology (2011) and published on StAnza’s Poetry Map of Scotland.

Four poems in 08/08 Poets ed. Douglas Dunn (Castle House Books, 2008).

Three poems in Coasters: An Illustrated Poetry Anthology (Atlantic Press, 2008).

Book Reviews:

I have reviewed fiction, poetry and non-fiction for a wide range of publications, including New Welsh Review, Scottish Review of BooksEdinburgh Review and The Red Wheelbarrow.