Gill Wyness

Agent: Laura Williams

Gill Wyness grew up in Dundee. She has lived in a variety of cities, had a variety of careers, married and divorced, and at age 30 finally moved to London to study for a PhD in economics. She is currently working as an academic, researching poverty and educational attainment.

Gill is working on her first novel, FIGHTS. Shy 14-year-old Chris is growing up in a tower block on a deprived estate in Dundee. Everything changes one night when a woman is raped on the stairs in Chris’ tower block, and the next day, Chris’ man-mad best friend Judy announces that she is having an affair with a 48-year-old man. Fights is an account of what follows, as the increasing chaos around her forces Chris to finally take control of her life.