Maggie Ritchie's novel, Looking for Evelyn, was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel of 2018. Her debut novel, Paris Kiss (2015), won the Curtis Brown Prize, was runner up for the Sceptre Prize and longlisted for the Mslexia First Novel Competition. The German edition has appeared on bestseller charts. She travelled to Shanghai on a Society of Authors' grant to research Daisy Chain, her latest novel. Maggie graduated with Distinction from the University of Glasgow's MLitt in Creative Writing. A journalist, she lives in Scotland with her husband and son.