Helen Sedgwick

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Helen Sedgwick is the author of The Comet Seekers (Harvill Secker, 2016) and The Growing Season (Harvill Secker, 2017).


She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University and has won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.

The Comet Seekers was selected as a best book of 2016 by The Herald and Glamour, and The Growing Season was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s Fiction Book of the Year. Helen is currently writing a crime trilogy, the first book of which will be published by Oneworld in 2020.

She is represented by Cathryn Summerhayes of Curtis Brown.

As a literary editor, Helen has worked as the managing director of Cargo Publishing and managing editor of Gutter, and she founded Wildland Literary Editors in 2012.


Throughout her writing career she has also worked as a creative writing tutor, mentor, freelance editor, publisher, and reviewer.


Before that, Helen was a research physicist with a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University.


Having grown up in London and lived in Edinburgh and Glasgow, she now lives and writes in the Scottish Highlands.

Get in touch: Helen would love for you to say hello!

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