Photo Copyright: Chris Scott

Photo Copyright: Chris Scott

PIPPA GOLDSCHMIDT

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.

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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.