About the author

Cathy_McSporran_Cold_City_med-res.270Cathy McSporran’s fiction has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies such as Mslexia, Chapman, Nerve, Eclogia and From Glasgow to Saturn. She has been shortlisted for the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday prize, and was awarded the Constable Award by the Scottish Association of Writers. She has a PhD from Glasgow University’s School of Creative Writing, and teaches classes in creative writing, poetry and Dante’s Inferno in Glasgow’s Open Studies department. Cathy’s debut novel Cold City was published in 2014, and her second novel The Few – a story of witchcraft during World War II – appeared in 2015.