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Manda Scott

Author, Sustainable Economist, Co-Founder
Accidental Gods

Manda Scott is a former veterinary surgeon who is now a novelist, blogger, columnist and occasional broadcaster.

Born and educated in Glasgow, Scotland, she trained at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine and now lives and works in Shropshire. She made her name initially as a crime writer. Her first novel, Hen’s Teeth was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize. Her fourth, No Good Deed, was nominated for the 2003 Edgar Award.

A Treachery of Spies, winner of the 2019 McIlvanney Prize, is another dual time line, this explores the impacts of actions by the Maquis, the SOE, the Jedburghs, and in particular, the nascent CIA on the present.

In 2010, she founded the Historical Writers’ Association, of which she remained Chair until 2015.

She has written regular columns for The Herald (formerly The Glasgow Herald), reviews and columns for The Independent, intermittent columns for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and Huffington Post, and has appeared occasionally on BBC Radio 4.[17]