Introducing David Bishop, Laura Lam (L.R. Lam) and Daniel Shand, our Creative Writing tutors at Edinburgh Napier.

David Bishop 

Bishop is a prolific author, award-winning screenwriter and former editor of iconic British comic 2000AD. As D. V. Bishop he writes the Cesare Aldo mystery novels, historical thrillers set in Renaissance Florence with a queer detective. For these he was given a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship by Creative Scotland, won the NZ Booklovers Award, and been shortlisted or longlisted for other prizes including the CWA Gold Dagger, the Ngaio Marsh Award and the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.

David helped develop and launch the postgraduate creative writing programmes at Edinburgh Napier University in 2009. He is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.


L.R. Lam 

Award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author L.R. Lam (who has also written as Laura Lam) is the author of epic fantasy romance Dragonfall (The Dragon Scales Trilogy, 2023-2025), Goldilocks (2020), Seven Devils & Seven Mercies duology (co-written with Elizabeth May, 2020-2022), BBC Radio 2 Book Club selection False Hearts (2016), Shattered Minds (2017), and Pantomime, Shadowplay, and Masquerade (The Micah Grey trilogy, 2013-2017). She has been shortlisted for awards like the British Fantasy Society, and in 2022 was invited to Launchpad Astronomy, a residency where SFF writers learn astrophysics at the University of Wyoming.

A selection of her short fiction and essays have also appeared in anthologies such as Nasty WomenSolaris Rising 3Cranky Ladies of History, Scotland in Space, and more. 

Daniel Shand 

Dr Daniel Shand is the author of Fallow, Crocodile, and Model Citizens. He won the 2017 Betty Trask Prize and was shortlisted for the Encore Award for Best Second Novel and the Saltire Society First Book of the Year. In 2021, Daniel was the Jessie Kesson Fellow at Moniack Mhor.

He was a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and has taught at Edinburgh Napier University since 2018.

Creative writing lecturer wins Fellowship

David Bishop awarded prestigious Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship by Scottish Book Trust