Per Aspera Ad Astra & Out There

Zoë Strachan, a writer for whom I have no small amount of esteem and whose novel Ever Fallen in Love is really something special, has put together an anthology of contemporary Scottish LGBTQ+ literature, titled Out There and published this year by Freight. The anthology included my short story, “Per Aspera Ad Astra”. It really is an honour to be included alongside the likes of Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, and Ali Smith. And on a more personal note, to share space with Kirsty Logan (again), and Ryan Vance.

Lesley McDowell has a very positive review of the anthology in the Herald. As for her opening question: “Has Scottish literature thrown off the shackles of machismo?”. Read the collection for yourself and see.

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