Award-winning SF author Ken MacLeod has been appointed Writer in Residence at Edinburgh Napier University. His role will be to provide guidance and advice to students on the universityâ€™s MA in Creative Writing course. The course embraces genre writing, especially science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime writing, and was the first in Britain to offer a specialist module in writing for graphic fiction.
MacLeod will spend an average of two days a week at Edinburgh Napier mentoring students. The year-long writer in residence role was created in 2010, with Scots novelist James Robertson first in the job, followed by Doctor Who writer Robert Shearman.