Michael Pedersen is a prize-winning Scottish writer, having produced two collections of poetry (Polygon Books), with a prose debut forthcoming with Faber & Faber. He received the John Mather’s Trust Rising Star Award, and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. He’s had work anthologised by the likes of Pan MacMillan and Canongate Books, and was a finalist for the 2018 ‘Writer of the Year’ at The Herald Scottish Culture Awards. Pedersen also co-runs and co-founded the literary collective Neu! Reekie!, who’ve been launching wordy rockets for over ten years now.