Our Authors | Heather Parry

Heather Parry

Heather Parry is a writer, editor, event chair, podcast host, ghostwriter and co-publisher of Extra Teeth, a design-focused print magazine showcasing the best new writing from Scotland and beyond. Her short stories and non-fiction have appeared internationally in numerous magazines and books, as part of art exhibitions and, once, as a gigantic book for festival-goers to shelter under. Her fiction explores self-deception, transformation, the grotesque and the body, and her non-fiction work is primarily concerned with power and politics. Originally from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, she now lives and works in Glasgow. Heather won the 2016 Bridge Award for an Emerging Writer, and the Laxfield Literary Launch Prize for her unpublished manuscript, Orpheus Builds a Girl. She is a 2021 Hawthornden Fellow.

Heather’s debut novel ORPHEUS BUILDS A GIRL was published by Gallic Books in October 2022. It was long listed for the Polari First Book Prize and shortlisted for the Scottish Fiction Book of the Year 2023. Her short story collection THIS IS MY BODY, GIVEN FOR YOU, was published by Haunt Books in May 2023. Heather’s second novel CARRION CROW will be published by Doubleday in February 2025.


Orpheus builds a girl

Gallic Books, October 2022

This is My Body, Given For You

Haunt Books, May 2023


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