Michael Pedersen has published two successful chapbooks and an acclaimed debut collection Play with Me (Polygon, 2013). His second collection, Oyster, surfaced in 2017 and was illustrated by – and performed as a live show with – Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison. Pedersen was: named a ‘Canongate Future 40’; a finalist in the 2018 Writer of the Year at the Herald Scottish Culture Awards; awarded the John Mather Trust Rising Star of Literature Award 2014; and won the 2015 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship – travelling to Grez-sur-Loing in France. Pedersen also co-runs and co-founded Neu! Reekie! – a prize winning arts collective, known for producing cutting-edge shows all over the globe and hosting take-overs for National Galleries, National Museums and major festivals.