Lesley Glaister is a fiction writer, poet, playwright and teacher of writing. Her first novel was published in 1990 and since then she’s published 12 further novels and numerous short stories. She received both a Somerset Maugham and a Betty Trask award for Honour Thy Father (1990), won the Yorkshire Post Author of the Year Award in 1993 for Limestone and Clay; the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered for Little Egypt (2014) and has been short- and long-listed for literary prizes for her other work. Several of her plays have been broadcasted on BBC Radio 4 and her first stage play, Bird Calls, was performed at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio Theatre in 2004. Mariscat Press published her pamphlet of poetry, Visiting The Animal in 2015. She had three grown up sons and lives in Edinburgh (with frequent sojourns to Orkney) with husband Andrew Greig. She teaches creative writing at the University of St Andrews and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.