Martin MacInnes

Martin MacInnes was born in Inverness in 1983. He has an MA from the University of York, has read at international science and literature festivals, and is the winner of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and the 2014 Manchester Fiction Prize. He lives in Edinburgh.



Herald, Books of 2016

Sublimely tricksy
Irish Times, Books of 2016

Weird, wonderful, totally indefinableJustine Jordan
Guardian, Books of 2016

A startlingly original mind... Fantastically ambitious
Scottish Review of Books, Books of 2016

Stunning... I doubt you've read anything quite like itJeff VanderMeer, author of The Southern Reach trilogy

Alive with ideas and cock-eyed intelligence, brimming with passages of genuine brilliance... Infinite Ground does that magical thing that only the very best novels do: it makes you see the world afreshGraeme Macrae Burnet, author of His Bloody Project

Electrifying... Strange, terrifying, riveting, and written with scintillating intelligenceNeel Mukherjee, author of The Lives of Others

A novel of intelligence, grace, cunning and warped imagination... A bravura performanceStuart Evers, author of Your Father Sends His Love

Labyrinthine, beautifully written and teeming with ideas... Frighteningly goodLee Rourke, author of Vulgar Things

A brave new voice ... Martin MacInnes is a writer to look out for' Jenni Fagan, author of The Sunlight Pilgrims