About

Maggie-RitchieAbout Maggie Ritchie:

I was born in India and grew up in Zambia, Spain and Venezuela before settling in Scotland, where I live with my husband and our son.

After graduating from Edinburgh University with a degree in English, I became a journalist working for a range of national newspapers. I’ve been freelance for the last 17 years writing features for the Scottish and national press.

I graduated with Distinction from the University of Glasgow’s MLitt in Creative Writing, where I was awarded the Curtis Brown Prize in 2012, and was runner up for the Sceptre Prize. My debut novel, Paris Kiss, was longlisted in the Mslexia First Novel Competition in 2014.

My short stories have been published in magazines and in New Writing Scotland, and my second novel, Looking for Evelyn, comes out in June 2017.

I’m represented by Jenny Brown Associates and Paris Kiss and Looking for Evelyn are published by Saraband.

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