Beatrice Colin

Novelist, Radio/tv/screenwriter

Beatrice Colin is a novelist who has also written extensively for radio. Her most recent novels are The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite (2008) and The Songwriter (2010). She has also written two novels for children: My Invisible Sister (2010) and Pyrate’s Boy (2013). The film rights for the former have been bought by Disney.

Beatrice was born in London and moved to Scotland as a child. After graduating from the University of Glasgow, she worked as journalist for the arts and features pages of publications including the Scotsman, Sunday Herald and the Guardian. She has written many original plays for BBC Radio 4, including The True Life of Bonnie Parker (2013), which was broadcast as a Woman’s Hour serial. Her short stories have been broadcast and published in anthologies and literary magazines such as Ontario Review and the London Magazine.

Beatrice is currently a lecturer in creative writing at Strathclyde University and is also a mentor for the Scottish Book Trust.



Beatrice Colin
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University of Strathclyde 2008/09