About me: Originally from Ontario, Canada, I used to work as a lecturer at a university in Nova Scotia. Since leaving academia and moving to Edinburgh I’ve co-authored a non-fiction book about the censorship of literature, Censored: A Literary History of Subversion and Control. I also work as a Reference Services Assistant at the NLS.
Contact me about about circulation, reference services, or about anything else related to the SPL. I’m often the person behind the wheel of firstname.lastname@example.org, and part of my role is to respond to queries or pass them on to whoever can help.
My favourite poetry quote is: ‘Thence a New world to Nature’s laws unknown, / Breaks out refulgent, with a heav’n its own: / Another Cynthia her new journey runs, / And other planets circle other suns. / The forests dance, the rivers upward rise, / Whales sport in woods, and dolphins in the skies; / And last, to give the whole creation grace, / Lo once vast Egg produces human race.’
My favourite poets are, with apologies to the living, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Gerard Manley Hopkins.
When not at work I enjoy walking, baking bread, cooking, and playing retro computer games.