Bio + publications

I was born in Austria in 1990 and moved to Edinburgh in 2013 (my surname is pronounced noy-veer-t, like in the example here). I have previously also lived in New Zealand and Denmark. I write fiction and non-fiction, and I hold an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. My novella “Amphibian” was shortlisted for the Novella Award in 2016, selected as DIVA Magazine’s Book of the Month for September 2018 and Scottish Review of Books’ Book of the Month for November 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award 2018 (read more here on The Bookseller). I put some more details about Amphibian (reviews, stockists, etc) here on the main page of this website, in case you are interested. I was selected as one of Queer Words Project Scotland‘s five Emerging Writers 2018 and mentored by Shane Strachan. On the 2018 The List Hot 100 I was #91! I was recently invited to participate in a documentary about craft and creativity inspired by Eileen Myles’s FOR NOW created by Lighthouse Bookshop and Harry R Oliver, which you can watch here: I am a library assistant with the Bi Pan Library project:

My pronouns are she/they.

You can find some author pictures of me below (taken in autumn 2017). Please credit Andrew Perry.



SHORT FICTION: “Sequins” in We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology (404 Ink, 2019) – preorder here

NOVELLA: Amphibian (Speculative Books, 2018) – I’ve put more information on Amphibian on this page, including references to reviews

SHORT FICTION: “The Glitch” in Issue 1: Error (404 Ink, 2016)

SHORT FICTION: “Sugar Cake Trail” in Gutter 15 (2016)


“Why I’m only reading bisexual books this year” in The Skinny (February 2019)

“Lorde” in Fuck What You Love Issue 3 by Claire Biddles (April 2018)

“Winters Garten” in The Unsung Letter by Helen McClory (8 Feb 2018)

“Fictionalising myself: Living with episodes of depersonalisation” in Marbles Mag (Issue 1, 2017)

“Hard Dumplings for Visitors” in Nasty Women (404 Ink, 2017)

“I, Dangerous Friendzoner” in Dangerous Women Project (Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2017)

“My time on the frontline with refugees at the ‘Train of Hope’ in Vienna” in CommonSpace (, 22 Sept 2015)

“Free Speech and Finite Resources” in Scottish PEN (, 27 Feb 2015)

“Are we still Charlie?” in CommonSpace (, 17 Feb 2015)


“Nice to Meet You” dir. Andrew Rooke (forthcoming, 2017)

Multimedia / Collaborative

Writer and producer, “Guns Don’t Kill People” (2016)

Collaborative zine, working with illustrators and writers on publication for sale at Glasgow ZineFest

Writer and producer, “The Pilgrim’s Prize” (2015-2016)

Retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales using various online platforms

Producer, director, editor, “The Merchant’s Tale” (2015)

B/W silent short film


Chairing: An evening with Graeme Macrae Burnet, Visiting Writers Series, University of Edinburgh, December 2017

Chairing: Fantastical Flights of History with Natasha Pulley, Book Week Scotland, at Steampunk Coffee, North Berwick, November 2017

Reading from “Fictionalising myself: living with episodes of depersonalisation” at Dear Diary, by Another Helping and Marbles Magazine, as part of Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, October 2017

Reading from “Sugar Cake Trail”, That’s What She Said (For Book’s Sake), Tribeca, Manchester, June 2017

Reading from “I, Dangerous Friendzoner” and “Hard Dumplings for Visitors”, A Night Filled With Words, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, April 2017

Chairing: Anni Cameron and Nadine Aisha Jassat at International Women’s Day event “The Body Personal / The Body Political” (Scottish PEN and Institute for International Cultural Relations, University of Edinburgh) at Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Reading from “Hard Dumplings for Visitors”, Nasty Women book launch, Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, March 2017

Reading from “Sugar Cake Trail”, Ink: A Celebration of Expression in Words and Tattoos, University of Edinburgh, February 2017 (blog post about this is here)

“Reflecting on the Dangerous Women Project” (collaborative), Momentum, Glasgow Women’s Library, August 2016

Scottish International Storytelling Festival, October 2015 (blog post about this is here)

I enjoy a challenge, and participated annually in NaNoWriMo from 2011-2016. (I have managed to somehow churn out 50,000 new words every November) In 2012, I did it twice, because I thought Camp NaNoWriMo sounded like a good idea. You can find my NaNoWriMo profile here.

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