Catherine Simpson was born and raised on a Lancashire dairy farm and moved to Edinburgh over 25 years ago. In 2013, she won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for her novel Truestory, as a work in progress.Truestorywas inspired by Catherine’s experiences raising her autistic daughter Nina. She and Nina now campaign for Autism Acceptance.

In 2016 Catherine received a Hawthornden Fellowship. Whilst there she began work on a memoir investigating the death by suicide of her sister, Tricia. The resulting When I Had a Little Sister was published by Fourth Estate.

As a freelance journalist, her articles have appeared in, among others, The ScotsmanThe Herald and The Telegraph.

Find out more at www.catherine-simpson.co.uk/

Twitter: @cath_simpson13

WHEN I HAD A LITTLE SISTER
WHEN I HAD A LITTLE SISTERFourth Estate, 2019
TRUESTORY
TRUESTORY Sandstone Press, 2015