Nicola White

Photo credit: Ruth Clark

Photo credit: Ruth Clark

Nicola White’s first novel, In the Rosary Garden won the 2013 Dundee International Book Prize, and acclaim from writers such as Val McDermid who described it as ‘Mesmerising’ and AL Kennedy who called it ‘A moving, intelligent and courageous book’. She has had two shorter works of fiction, Something in the Pause and A Passage of Light and Shade published as stand alone booklets by Artlink Edinburgh. Other stories have been broadcast on Radio Four and included in anthologies such as New Writing Scotland and journals including Mslexia. In 2012 she was Leverhulme Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University.

Nicola previously worked as a contemporary art curator and as an arts documentary maker for television and radio. She has contributed a personal essay on Scottish culture to the forthcoming Generation Reader, published by the National Galleries of Scotland.