Prof Shelley Day Sclater




In former lives Shelley Day Sclater was a litigation lawyer, a psychology lecturer and a research professor - in which guises she published extensively on Families, Reproduction, Autonomy, and Divorce, and on emotion and identity. 

Shelley now writes fiction. She was named as one of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature's emerging writers in 2013 and read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Her debut novel 'The Confession of Stella Moon' - contemporary gothic/ domestic noir, set in the NorthEast of England (2016, Saraband) - won the Andrea Badenoch Award, was long-listed for the Bath Novel Award, and shortlisted for the Charles Pick Fellowship and the Dundee International Book Prize. 


Shelley's short stories have also won prizes - a New Writing North Award supported her debut collection 'what are you like,' (2019, Red Squirrel Press) which went on to win the 2020 Edge Hill Prize.  

Shelley has a nomadic spirit, dividing her time between Scotland and France and spending long summers in Norway. Her genre-defying collection of linked short stories/novella 'Paris Pageswill be published in 2020. 

Shelley is represented by Jenny Brown Associates. 

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