Eleanor Thom lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two children. She is a writer and a carer. Her novel The Tin-Kin (Duckworth, 2009), is a fictionalised family story about three generations of Scottish Travellers, moving off the road and chaotically adapting to life in the town. An early chapter won the 2007 New Writing Ventures Award for Fiction, and the book went on to win the Saltire First Book of the Year Award in 2010. Eleanor has a particular interest in migration, social history, medical narratives, and remembrance, and is currently working on a book about her German Jewish grandmother who arrived in the UK as a refugee. In 2018 Eleanor completed a PhD in creative writing from the University of the West of Scotland, and for the past two years she has been the Community Writer in Residence for The Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Citizen Project.