Victoria MacKenzie is a fiction writer and poet living in the East Neuk of Fife. She is working on her first novel Brantwood, based on several years in the life of Victorian art critic and social reformer John Ruskin. She’s also writing a short story collection Creaturely, which explores what other species, both domestic and wild, mean to us.

Her work is widely published in magazines and anthologies, including New Writing Scotland, Magma and The Book of Iona. Writing awards include a Bridge Award from Moniack Mhor and a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. She also held an Emerging Writer Residency at Cove Park Artist Centre in 2014.

She has a PhD from the University of St Andrews and works as a creative writing tutor for the Open College of the Arts. She is a member of Scottish PEN.

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Read the first pages of Brantwood here.

Read the synopsis of Brantwood here.