bea in boat (bois de boulogne)

Beatrice Colin is a novelist based in Glasgow.  The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite/The Glimmer Palace (2008), a novel set in Berlin in the early 20th century, was translated into eight languages, was a Richard and Judy pick and was short-listed for several awards. Her most recent novel, The Songwriter (2010) was set in jazz-age New York.

She also writes novels for children, Pyrate’s Boy (2013) set in Scotland and the West Indies and My Invisible Sister (2010), which was co-written with Sara Pinto, and has been optioned by Disney.

She writes radio plays and adaptations for BBC Radio 4, including The True Life of Bonnie Parker,  a fictional re-telling of the Bonnie and Clyde story, which was broadcast in August 2013.

She began her career as a journalist for publications such Sunday Herald and The Guardian, writing on the arts and culture.  She was New York correspondent for The Scotsman for a several years. After completed a PhD at Strathclyde University in 2008, she has taught Creative Writing.

She is currently a lecturer at Strathclyde.

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