Gordon Reid lives and writes in Caithness in the far north of Scotland. A New Zealander by birth and an archivist by trade, he has worked all over England, Wales and Scotland before finally running out of mainland and settling not far from John O' Groats.
His favourite creative space is the point where history, myth and imagination meet, the landscape where the familiar becomes strange and dark things seem to move in the shadows of the mind's eye. (Imagine a cross between the dark fantasy of Alan Garner, the poetry of Ted Hughes and the surreal mystery of Twin Peaks and you have an idea of the kind of territory Gordon Reid has claimed as his own.)
Apart from creative writing, Gordon's main passions are listening to music and knitting traditional fisherman's jumpers, the famous ganseys or guernseys. Together with his wife Margaret who--exasperated with his constant fidgeting--taught him to knit, he runs the celebrated knitting blog www.ganseys.com.