Catriona Troth

Biography

Catriona Troth was born in Scotland and grew up in Canada before coming back to the UK. She has now lived in the Chilterns longer than she has ever lived in anywhere, a fact that still comes as a surprise.

After more than twenty years spent writing technical reports at work and fiction on the commuter train, Catriona made the shift into freelance writing. She now writes a regular column for Words with Jam literary magazine, researches and writes articles for Quakers in the World and tweets as @L1bCat. She is very proud to be the latest member of the Triskele Books author collective.

Her writing explores themes of identity and childhood memory.

Her novella, Gift of the Raven, is set against a backcloth of Canada from the suburbs of Montreal to the forests of the Haida Gwaii.

Her novel, Ghost Town, is set in Coventry in 1981, when the city of Two Tone and Ska was riven with battles between skinheads and young Asians.

Where to find Catriona Troth online


Books

Ghost Town
Price: $3.91 USD. Words: 127,060. Language: British English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
1981. Coventry, city of Two Tone and Ska, is riven with battles between skinheads and young Asians. Photographer Baz—‘too Paki to be white, too gora to be desi’—is capturing the conflict on film. Unemployed graduate Maia—serial champion of liberal causes—is pregnant with a mixed-race child. Neither can afford to let the racists win. They must take a stand. A stand that will cost lives.
Gift of the Raven
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,270. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
The people of the Haida Gwaii tell the legend of the raven, a trickster who brings the gift of light to the world. Terry used to believe his father would come back and rescue him. He's 13 now and doesn't believe in anything much. Yet his father is alive and Terry is about to come face to face with the truth about his own past and the real nature of the gift of the Raven.

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