Morag Edward

Mo has short stories published in a variety of hard copy anthologies, collections and magazines, with additional oddities online. A poem written for the V&A during the London Festival of Design is now part of the ’26 Treasures’ museum book. Her chapbook collection of cautionary culinary tales ‘Nil by Mouth’, is available from Transreal Fiction and Forbidden Planet independant bookshops, both in Edinburgh.

Mo won the Highlands and Islands short story award in 2009 with ‘Birdsong’, recorded with music and recently aired on SubCity Radio. In 2010 she wrote articles for Innertubemap and Guardian local news. In 2011 she narrated the Hugo nominee story by Aliette de Bodard on StarShipSofa.

Around Edinburgh, Mo has also read at Golden Hour, Inky Fingers, Illicit Ink, Blind Poetics, tePOOKa and several random literary events. In 2011 she became the adopted writer and illustrator for p4/5 at the famous Gaelic school Bunsgoil Crois na Cise, working with some very talented children on her illustrated tale ‘Island of Doom’.

At the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Mo read twice as a guest author at Story Shop, and is now heading for her third August as a performer in the EIBF’s Unbound cabaret with Writers’ Bloc. In 2012 she sketched full-time within the secret yurt that acts as the EIBF green room. Later that year she became the official sketch artist for the 2012 West Port Book Festival, which began with a day of drawing cakes.