Writer, reader, daydreamer

Lynsey May is a writer, reader and cafe-lover based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently working on a novel about bad teeth and family trauma

Prizewinning writer

I recently won first place in the Fresh Ink novel contest 2020 and was shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship 2020. I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015 and a spot as Cove Park’s Emerging Scottish Writer in 2016. My unpublished novel got a spot on the Mslexia novel competition longest in 2015 and runner up in the Borough Press submission competition in 2017.

Freelance copywriter

I’m also a freelance copywriter, online content creator and Books Editor at The List. I love working with words in all shapes and forms (tax returns and synposes excluded).

Taken at Scottish Book Trust Showcase, Summerhall. Copywright: Chris Scott