Kirsty Gunn is the author of four novels—Rain, The Keepsake, Featherstone and The Boy and the Sea—a collection of short stories, This Place you Return to is Home, and the non-fiction book, 44 Things.
In 2004, she was awarded the Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature and in 2007 she won the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award for The Boy and the Sea. A regular contributor to various newspapers and magazines, she is also Professor of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee, where she established and directs the writing programme.
She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and two daughters.
Kirsty’s latest book, The Big Music, has attracted much attention and praise from the likes of DBC Pierre and Adam Mars Jones.