Kirstin Innes at home by Becky Duncan

Kirstin Innes is a writer based in the West of Scotland. Her latest novel, Scabby Queen, published by 4th Estate, was nominated for the Gordon Burn Prize and Scottish Novel of the Year, and is being adapted for television by Moonage Pictures.

Her debut, Fishnet, won The Guardian’s Not The Booker prize in 2015 and is published by Black & White in the UK and Scout Press in the US and Canada, and is being adapted for television by STV.

Her first non-fiction book, Brickwork: A Biography of The Arches, an oral history of the legendary Glasgow venue co-authored with David Bratchpiece, was published in 2021 and shortlisted for UK Theatre Book of the Year.

Kirstin is a regular columnist for The Press and Journal, and often writes for radio, including a number of short stories and the script for the BBC Radio 4 documentary Daft Punk Is Staying At My House, My House.

Author picture by Becky Duncan