Marion McCready was born in Stornoway and brought up in Dunoon, Argyll, where she now lives. She studied for a Joint Honours degree in Politics and Classical Civilisations at Glasgow University followed by an MLitt in Philosophy, also at Glasgow University. Whilst at university she won the RSAMD Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize; she won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013 and the Melita Hume Poetry Prize also in 2013. Her poems have been published widely in magazines, and included in Be The First To Like This: new Scottish poetry and Our Real Red Selves, both Vagabond Voices, 2014 and 2015. Her most recent collection is Madame Ecosse, published by Eyewear in 2017.