MacLeod appointed Writer in Residence

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MULTI-award winning sci-fi author Ken MacLeod has been appointed Writer in Residence at Edinburgh Napier University.

The Stornoway-born writer will provide guidance and advice to students on the university’s innovative MA in Creative Writing course.

“I’m delighted and honoured to be chosen for this amazing post,” said MacLeod. “Over the years I have been hugely impressed with the quality and commitment of the creative writing students, and by the theoretical depth, practical focus and wide knowledge the lecturers and course leaders bring to it.”

One of the most respected authors in British science fiction, MacLeod has won three Prometheus Awards and numerous accolades from the British Science Fiction Association.

Former literary agent Sam Kelly – who runs the MA course alongside acclaimed screenwriter and author David Bishop – said MacLeod’s appointment was a “perfect fit”.

The course embraces genre writing and was the first in Britain to offer a specialist module in writing for graphic fiction.