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.
December’s post is sneaking in just days before the new year, but I’m here and I have news! Earlier this month, The Comet Seekers got a wonderful and unexpected review in the New York Times Book Review from Andrea Barrett: “A fluid narrative voice, pointedly lyrical and without a trace of irony, gives equal weight […]Read More
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.