Gunn, Kirsty

Kirsty Gunn

Elected: 2020

Kirsty Gunn is the author of nine works of fiction including, most recently, Caroline’s Bikini, and a forthcoming collection of short stories, Blood Knowledge. Published in the UK by Faber and Faber, her work has been translated in over twelve countries, made into films, dance and radio productions and is the recipient of a number of international awards and prizes.

She is Research Professor at the University of Dundee and Associate Member of Merton College, Oxford.

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