Jane Alexander is the author of The Last Treasure Hunt (Saraband), which was selected as a Waterstones Debut of the Year in 2015, and A User’s Guide to Make-Believe (Allison & Busby), forthcoming in January 2020 and available for pre-order now. Her short stories have won awards and been widely published.
In 2018, she completed a PhD in creative writing, exploring the contemporary uncanny in short fiction. Her forthcoming projects include a collection of unsettling short stories about everyday and near-future technologies. Jane is represented by Lutyens & Rubinstein Literary Agency.
As a teacher of creative writing, Jane has worked with all kinds of learners – from secondary school pupils to local elderly people, international students to men in prison. For several years she ran creative writing workshops for for people in recovery from substance misuse, and she currently teaches at the University of Edinburgh and the Open University. Originally from Aberdeen, Jane has previously worked as an illustrator, designer and arts marketer, and has lived in Edinburgh – the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature – for 20 years.