Helen SedgwickPhotography © Michael Gallacher

Helen Sedgwick is the author of The Comet Seekers (Harvill Secker, 2016) and The Growing Season (Harvill Secker, 2017). 

Helen has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and has won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. Her debut novel has been published in seven countries including the UK, US and Canada, and was selected as one of the best books of 2016 by The Herald and Glamour. She is represented by Cathryn Summerhayes of Curtis Brown.

As a literary editor, Helen has worked as the managing director of Cargo Publishing and managing editor of Gutter, and she founded Wildland Literary Editors in 2012. Before that, Helen was a research physicist with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University.

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My new novel, The Growing Season, will be published on 7th September 2017. I love the cover, which draws on various elements of the book including biotechnology, nature, a lighthouse, and the tropical indigo hamlet fish! You can read more about The Growing Season on my books page or the Penguin Random House website.  

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I'm delighted to have my short story, The Largest Circle, published in Issue 1 of 404 Ink! This exciting new magazine is the first publication from new independent publishers 404 Ink, "bringing together the weird and the wonderful in local and international writing". My story is about CERN, particle physics, and the end of the universe.

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