Alison Irvine lives in Glasgow and is a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction. Her first novel This Road is Red (Luath 2011), based on the stories of residents and workers in Glasgow’s Red Road Flats, was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year award. Her second novel, Cat Step (Dead Ink 2020), was a Radio 4 Open Book Editor’s Pick. She is the writer in the artist collective Recollective and they are currently working on Concrete Dreams, a Creative Scotland and William Grant Foundation funded project about Cumbernauld Town Centre.

Alison teaches creative writing in a range of community and education settings and works as a freelance proofreader and copy-editor for a number of publishing houses.

While at Cove Park, Alison will be editing her next novel.