Tom Newlands is a Scottish writer living in London. He is a winner of the London Writer’s Award for Literary Fiction, the Creative Future Writer’s Award and New Writing North’s A Writing Chance. He is an alumnus of several writer development programmes including Penguin WriteNow, Creative Future Next Up, and the Curtis Brown Breakthrough Novel Scheme. In his writing Tom is interested in exploring disability, class consciousness and material culture and he is passionate about bringing warmth and humour to difficult subject matters. Tom is also a painter and visual artist and before starting to write worked as an auction consultant and art technician. He is currently writing a second novel, under the mentorship of David Peace.
Read Tom’s article for the New Statesman here.