Helen McClory is a writer and editor based in Edinburgh, and she grew up between there and the Isle of Skye. Helen received a PhD in English Literature/Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow in 2010. Currently, she runs the Write Toscana retreat, based in Tuscany.
She has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the May Festival in Aberdeen, as well as on panel discussions and live events such as Neu Reekie.
In 2021, Kei Miller selected Helen McClory as one of the ten unmissable emerging writers based in the UK for the International Literature Showcase, supported by the British Council. He commented on Helen’s work: “Her practice is endlessly playful, formally inventive, and always stretching itself into new territories. We are always in need writers to show us new forms, and McClory is establishing herself as a writer able to do just that.”
Helen’s books include the Saltire First Book Award winning On the Edges of Vision, Flesh of the Peach, Mayhem & Death and The Goldblum Variations, a book of microfictions on Jeff Goldblum.