‘Crossing boundaries’ between the sciences and the arts has always been important to me, as both a fiction-writer and former scientist. Here there is information about my novels; short stories; ‘writer-in-residence’ projects (such as at Edinburgh’s Genomics Forum and Surgeons’ Hall Museum; attempts at ‘sci-art’ … and more.
The blog’s title, Eliot and entropy, is a line from Edwin Morgan’s poem Pleasures of a Technological University, where he juxtaposes scientific and literary terms on each line.
I also write about the Solway Firth – people, geology, history, shore-walking, conservation – at Solway Shore-walker. The header image on this blog is a cyanotype of seaweeds collected on the Solway Shore.
My new book, The Fresh and the Salt. The Story of the Solway (Birlinn Sept. 2020) is now available from all booksellers. Please support your local independent bookseller if possible – many of them will take online orders and post copies. In this way you’ll be helping authors and bookshops in this difficult time. Thank you!
New website: http://www.thefreshandthesalt.co.uk