Louise Welsh is the author of seven novels, most recently Death is a Welcome Guest (2015).
She has written many short stories and articles and is a regular radio broadcaster. Louise has also written libretti for opera, most recently The Devil Inside (2016) (music by Stuart MacRae).
She was co-director (with Jude Barber) of The Empire Café, exploring Scotland and slavery.
Louise has received several awards and international fellowships, including an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University and an honorary fellowship on University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (2011). She is Professor of Creative Writing at University of Glasgow.
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Death is a Welcome Guest, 2015, John Murray Publishing
(Editor) Ghost: One Hundred Stories to Read With the Lights On, 2015, Head of Zeus
A Lovely Way to Burn, 2014, John Murray Publishing
(Editor) Yonder Awa: Poetry from the Empire Café, 2014
The Girl on the Stairs, 2012, John Murray Publishing
Naming the Bones, 2010, Canongate
The Bullet Trick, 2006, Canongate
Tamburlaine Must Die, 2004, Canongate
The Cutting Room, 2002, Canongate