Kirsty Gunn is the author of seven works of fiction including a collection of short stories and a compendium of poetry, essays and fragments, and is published in the UK by Faber and Faber and in over twelve countries and languages throughout the world.
Her most recent book, The Big Music, was listed for the James Tait Black and IMPAC awards and won The New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2013. The boy and the sea was the 2007 Sundial Scottish Book of the Year and her previous work Featherstone was listed as a New York Times Notable Book and received a Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature.
She has a Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Dundee where she established and directs the programme of Writing Practice and Study. Her new collection of short stories Infidelities is to be published by Faber and Faber later this year. She is married with two daughters and lives in London and Scotland.