G Armstrong was born in Lanarkshire. As an English undergraduate, he won the Kevin Clarke Essay Prize at the University of Stirling, where he then took a Masters in Creative Writing and is currently working towards his PhD. He has been mentored by Janice Galloway and his writing has been featured in Gutter Magazine. He is currently completing The Young Team, a novel inspired by his own teenage years in gangs in Airdrie and Coatbridge.
Rebecca Monks is an author, playwright, poet and journalist. Born in Warrington and now based in Edinburgh, she works for Creative Scotland. She has been a journalist for Scotland on Sunday, The Scotsman and The List, and a freelancer for BBC Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, The i and Skyscanner. Two of her plays, Scour and Tyke, have featured at the Edinburgh Festival Festival; the latter transferred to London’s West End. She regularly reads her poetry and short stories at spoken word events and literary festivals. She is currently completing her first novel.