Elizabeth K Reeder writes novels, essays, and stories. She also writes for the radio. Her first novel, Ramshackle was shortlisted for a number of awards including a Saltire Literary award (2013). Her second novel, Fremont, a story of ill-starred fairytale romance is full of prejudice and desire, garnered great reviews. direction is the moment you choose, a collection of essays about crisis, creativity and living grief, was a finalist in the 2015 Essay Press book competition. An extract was subsequently published as One Year (Essay Press, 2016) with the full, re-titled m/s - microbursts - is looking for a home with a brilliant indie press. Her interest in the essay (in particular in experimental, hybrid forms) has developed from a desire to write so that language, form and structure embed knowledge in a way that can be ‘read’ like poetry and art with a high level of complexity and intentional ambiguity. She teaches Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. She organizes and is invited to run workshops, seminars and talks on a range of subjects, including her own books and processes; the essay; exuberant creative failure; giving and receiving feedback, and on subjects she explores in her texts such as: illness, grief, Chicago and its architecture, archives (especially difficult, elusive archives), family, narrative structure and many others. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow..