Jane is a writer of fiction based in north Perthshire. Her short stories have been shortlisted for the Bridport prize and commended in The White Review & Manchester Fiction prize; others have been published in New Writing Scotland and Mslexia. She is currently working on her novel in-progress ‘Cutting the Roses’. The manuscript has been longlisted in the inaugural Deborah Rogers New Writers’ Award, and the Lucy Cavendish Prize. She is literary editor of cross-arts magazine SOGO and sits on the of board of Scottish PEN. Find her on twitter @janearcherville

This residency is funded by a bursary awarded by Luminate, Scotland. A selection of artists have been given the opportunity to begin or complete a piece of artistic work. Jane Archer will focus on a novel-in-progress, which reimagines the lives of Rose Williams (sister of Tennessee) and Rosemary Kennedy, who were among the first women to have lobotomies in 1940s America.