Kirstin Innes is a writer and journalist from Scotland. Her debut novel, Fishnet, won The Guardian's Not The Booker prize in 2015, and in 2020 her second and triumphant novel, Scabby Queen, was published.
Praised by Nicola Sturgeon, A.L. Kennedy, and Sophie Mackintosh (to name only a few!), Scabby Queen is a portrait of a woman who refuses to compromise, and a picture of a country that does nothing but. It's about the silencing of women's voices, about the destructive power of the celebrity machine, but most of all it is about empathy: its motives, its limits and the way it endlessly transformed.
A favourite amongst many of our booksellers, this is a book not to miss.