Agent: Broo Doherty
Linda Duncan McLaughlin is an actor, award-winning writer and playwright. She has been an actor for twenty years and has worked in theatre, film and TV for leading companies all over the UK, including the Citizens Theatre, Oldham Coliseum, Lilian Baylis and Plymouth Theatre Royal, among many others. She continues to work regularly as an actor.
She has been writing seriously for the last six years. Linda has also won a couple of awards and prizes for her writing, including the Gillian Purvis Prize and a New Playwrights' Award from Playwrights' Studio Scotland, and her play Descent, touring in the Spring, has been nominated for a CATS Award for Best New Play.
For short stories, Linda has picked up various awards, including recently the Bold Types Award from the the Glasgow Women's Library for her short story, Wake Up Call. But it was the most recent prize (the Goat Bursary Award, offered by Joanna Cannon), allowing her to attend the Festival of Writing in York 2016, that provided the impetus to finish her first novel, Original Sins.
In 2018, Original Sins was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award.
Linda lives in Glasgow with a misanthropic cat and understanding neighbours.