Beatrice Colin

Beatrice Colin is a novelist and dramatist. She has written seven novels for adults and children including the international success To Capture What We Cannot Keep (2016), set in Paris the time of the construction of the Eiffel Tower and The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite, a Richard and Judy pick, about the film industry in Berlin in the early 20th century, Pyrate’s Boy (2013) set in Scotland and the West Indies and My Invisible Sister (2010), which was co-written with Sara Pinto, and has been made into a film for TV by Disney. She writes radio plays and adaptations for BBC Radio 4, including 'The True Life of Bonnie Parker', a fictional re-telling of the Bonnie and Clyde story and most recently an adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat. She began her career as a journalist for publications such Sunday Herald and the Guardian, writing on the arts and culture. She was New York correspondent for The Scotsman for a several years and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde.