In 2004, she was awarded the Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature and in 2007 she won the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award for The Boy and the Sea. A regular contributor to various newspapers and magazines, she is also Professor of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee, where she established and directs the writing programme.
She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and two daughters.
Kirsty’s latest book, The Big Music, has attracted much attention and praise from the likes of DBC Pierre and Adam Mars Jones.
- Hardback - Atlantic
'In 44 Things' Kirsty Gunn celebrates marriage, friendship and motherhood. She presents a mosaic of personal reflections written over the course of one year in moments stolen from the vibrant and chaotic world that inspired them.
- Add to BasketThe Big Music: (selected Papers)
- Hardback - Faber and Faber
John Sutherland is dying, whilst creating a musical composition that will define the Grey House. He has little idea of how his tune will echo or play in the world and as the story progresses, the sound of his solitary story comes to merge with those around him.
- Add to BasketThe Boy And The Sea
- Paperback - Faber and Faber
From the author of 'Rain' and 'Featherstone' comes a story of one sun-drenched, sea-soaked day when a boy's life is turned upside down.