I am a writer and translator, and have told myself stories for as long as I can remember.
Raised in Newark and Bradford, and having lived in various places around the UK, I now live in the fascinating landscape of the border between Wales and Shropshire.
I studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University, and after a brief spell as a taxi driver worked for several years as a chartered surveyor before returning to my first love - languages. I translate from German, French and Welsh into English, and my published translations include a number of successful novels. I also write fiction. Someone Else's Conflict, my debut novel, was featured as a Debut of the Month for January on the Lovereading site https://www.lovereading.co.uk/book/13461/Someone-Elses-Conflict-by-Alison-Layland.html. My second novel, eco-themed psychological thriller Riverflow, will be published in 2019.
See more at my website: www.alayland.uk