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Helen Sedgwick

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Helen Sedgwick has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University. She won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2012 and her writing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and widely published in magazines and anthologies.

As a literary editor, Helen has worked as the managing director of Cargo Publishing and managing editor of Gutter, and she founded Wildland Literary Editors in 2012. Before writing her debut novel, Helen was a research physicist with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University.

Genres: General Fiction
Helen Sedgwick recommends
The Silent Companions (2017)
Laura Purcell
"Frighteningly atmospheric, genuinely haunting and psychologically astute, the horror of The Silent Companions lingers like truth in the darkest corners of the human mind."
The Walrus Mutterer (2018)
(Stone Stories, book 1)
Mandy Haggith
"Vivid, memorable, and utterly compelling."
The Gloaming (2018)
Kirsty Logan
"The Gloaming is a lyrical tale of family and isolation and love, brought to life through the magic of Logan’s unique imagination and exquisite prose."
Keep Walking Rhona Beech (2019)
Kate Tough
"Incredibly insightful, funny and poignant."
Scabby Queen (2020)
Kirstin Innes
"Powerful and inspiring, ablaze with political rage and fierce empathy."
The New Wilderness (2020)
Diane Cook
"The New Wilderness strips us of our veneer of civilisation and exposes us for what we are: driven to survive, capable of shocking cruelty and profound, fierce love. This story of what a mother does to save her daughter is unflinching, horrifying, forgiving, deeply moving, and filled with truth that stayed with this mother long after the final page."

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