Helen Sedgwick

Helen Sedgwick is the author of The Comet Seekers, to be 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.

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 writing her debut novel, Helen was a research physicist with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University.

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