Victoria MacKenzie is writing her first novel, Brantwood, based on several years in the life of art critic and social reformer John Ruskin, and for which she was awarded an Emerging Scottish Writer Residency at Cove Park, research funding from the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, and a Bridge Award from Moniack Mhor.
Her short fiction and poetry have won a number of competitions including the Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition and the Robert McLellan Poetry Prize, and her work is widely published in magazines and anthologies such as Magma, Brittle Star and Gutter. She was recently awarded a 2016 New Writers Award by the Scottish Book Trust in order to develop her first short story collection, Creaturely, which explores our relationships with other species.
She has an MLitt in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature, both from the University of St Andrews.
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