Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Pippa Goldschmidt is an Edinburgh-based writer with a background in astrophysics. Aspects of science are threaded through all her work. She’s the author of the novel THE FALLING SKY (finalist for the Dundee International Book Prize in 2012 and longlisted for the Polari Prize in 2014) and the short story collection THE NEED FOR BETTER REGULATION OF OUTER SPACE (both books originally published by Freight Books).
Her short stories, poems, reviews and essays have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in a variety of places including the Scottish Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times as well as anthologies such as A Year of Scottish Poetry (Macmillan), Where Rockets Burn Through: Contemporary Science Fiction Poetry from the UK (Penned in the Margins) and Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 (Houghton Mifflin). She has been a writer-in-residence in various places including in 2018 in Heidelberg (thanks to UNESCO City of Literature Heidelberg and the Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V.) and in the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies unit at the University of Edinburgh where she participates in interdisciplinary academic-creative projects.
Follow Pippa on Twitter: @goldipipschmidt