Helen SedgwickPhotography © Michael Gallacher

Helen Sedgwick is the author of The Comet Seekers, published in 2016 by Harvill Secker in the UK and HarperCollins in the US and Canada.

Helen has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University. She won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2012 and her writing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and widely published in magazines and anthologies. 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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The Comet Seekers has been reviewed in the New York Times. Wonderfully they have called my book: “An exquisitely layered, thrilling novel, which leaps across centuries and continents to delve into the role of destiny and the elusiveness of perception and memory.” I couldn’t have imagined a better review (you can read the whole thing […]

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I'm delighted to have a short story published in this new anthology celebrating the centenary of Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity, I Am Because You Are. "One hundred years after Einstein altered our view of the universe, a new collection of short stories is a fitting tribute to his creative genius" ~ Independent

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