I write fiction, radio drama, and creative non-fiction, getting started by winning the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday short story competition in 1998, and publishing two books of short stories since. My first novel, Call of the Undertow, was published in 2013 and in 2014 a non-fiction book linking walking and memory: Doubling Back - ten paths trodden in memory.
Linda Cracknell’s Call Of the Undertow is one of the most haunting and evocative novels I’ve read in a long time. Her characters are compelling and completely believable, while her sensitive, lyrical depiction of the natural (and supernatural) world shows her to be among Scotland’s finest contemporary writers.
If, like me, you like to combine travel and writing.... Here are some of the places where I'll be running creative writing workshops in the next year. See 'Events' page for more information.
'Doubling Back - Ten paths trodden in memory' . See the 'My Books' button.
'about a precociously gifted boy and the map-maker who befriends him, ...(an) eerie tale in a far-flung place, beautiful in its rich evocation of the natural world'
Andrew Crumey, The Scotsman, December 2013
See the 'My Books' button.
Anthology of new writing about wild places, published 2009
the searching glance
Second short story collection published 2008