Penny Sumner came to England from Australia to do postgraduate studies at Oxford. She has previously written shorter pieces of fiction and edited 'Brought to Book: Murderous Stories from the Literary World', and 'The Fruits of Labour, Creativity, Self-Expression and Motherhood'. She lives with her family in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and teaches creative writing at the University of Northumbria.
Val McDermid's OUT OF BOUNDS a finalist in the McIlvanney Prize 2017
We're delighted to announce that Val McDermid's OUT OF BOUNDS is a finalist for the McIlvanney Prize 2017. The judges had this to say about it: 'The Queen of Scottish crime adds yet more jewels to her crown with Out of Bounds and shows us why she's writing at the very top of her game...Karen Pirie is one of the most engaging and charismatic of all the fictional Scottish Detectives'. The winner will be announced on Friday 8th September as part of Bloody Scotland. read more.