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PIPPA GOLDSCHMIDT

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Pippa Goldschmidt lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. She used to be an astrophysicist and her first novel THE FALLING SKY, about an astronomer who discovers evidence contradicting the Big Bang theory, was a runner-up in the Dundee International book Prize for 2012 and is published by Freight Books (2013).

During 2008-2010 she was a writer in residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, at the University of Edinburgh. She has a Masters in creative writing from the University of Glasgow and was a winner of a Scottish Book Trust/Creative Scotland New Writers Award for 2011/12. Her short stories, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in a wide variety of publications including the New York Times. Her short story collection THE NEED FOR BETTER REGULATION OF OUTER SPACE was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize 2015.

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THE FALLING SKY Literary, 264 pages Freight, April 2013 A blackly comic campus satire combined with a heart-breaking family mystery, THE FALLING SKY brilliantly mixes fiction and astronomy into a fascinating, compelling and moving narrative. 

THE FALLING SKY

Literary, 264 pages
Freight, April 2013

A blackly comic campus satire combined with a heart-breaking family mystery, THE FALLING SKY brilliantly mixes fiction and astronomy into a fascinating, compelling and moving narrative. 

THE NEED FOR BETTER REGULATION OF OUTER SPACE Short stories, 288 pages Freight books, May 2015 an outstanding collection of short stories on the theme of science and its impact on all our lives. In turns witty, accessible, fascinating and deeply moving, Goldschmidt demonstrates her mastery of the short form as well as her ability to draw out scientific themes with humane and compelling insight.

THE NEED FOR BETTER REGULATION OF OUTER SPACE

Short stories, 288 pages
Freight books, May 2015

an outstanding collection of short stories on the theme of science and its impact on all our lives. In turns witty, accessible, fascinating and deeply moving, Goldschmidt demonstrates her mastery of the short form as well as her ability to draw out scientific themes with humane and compelling insight.