Ken MacLeod appointed Writer in Residence at Edinburgh Napier University

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 university’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.