David Shaw Mackenzie (www.davidshawmackenzie.com) is from Easter Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. His several careers have led him to various parts of the Middle East, Latin America, Spain and Italy. He now lives in London with his wife, Rachel. These days he spends his time mostly writing fiction and painting pictures of trees.
He is the author of two novels, The Truth of Stone (short-listed for the Saltire Society Best Scottish First Book Award) and The Interpretations. His short fiction has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, including New Writing Scotland, Stand, Edinburgh Review, Chapman, News from the Republic of Letters and three editions of ‘Best Short Stories’ anthologies.