Paul McQuade is an award-winning writer and translator. He was born in Glasgow, and has since lived in Edinburgh, Tokyo, Paris and New York. He is currently somewhere in-between. His work has been shortlisted for the White Review Prize and the Bridport Prize, and has been included in the anthologies Best of British Fantasy 2018, Best British Short Stories 2019, Out There: An Anthology of Scottish LGBT Writing and Haunted Voices: An Anthology of Gothic Storytelling from Scotland. He was the recipient of the Sceptre Prize for New Writing 2014, the Masters Review Award 2015 and the ACF London Writing Prize 2017.
In June 2018, he was published alongside Kirsty Logan in Hometown Tales: Glasgow, as part of Weidenfeld & Nicolson’s Hometown Tales series, which champions writing from and about diverse regions across the UK. In January 2021, a collaborative essay with Logan was published in Dodo Ink’s anthology Trauma: Essays on Art and Mental Health. His debut story collection, Between Tongues, is published in August 2021.
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