About Me

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I have been a litigation lawyer, a psychology lecturer and a research professor. These days I mainly write fiction.  

Work-in-Progress ….


My debut The Confession of Stella Moon was published on 7 July 2016 by Saraband. The novel won the Andrea Badenoch Award, was long-listed for the Bath Novel Award, and shortlisted for the Charles Pick Fellowship and the Dundee International Book Prize.

In 2016, one month after its release, it was long-listed for the Guardian’s #NotTheBooker prize. 

My short stories have also won prizes and have appeared in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and online. I have read at the Hexham Book Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and on the Edinburgh Fringe. 

In 2013 I was named as one of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature‘s emerging writers.

In 2015 I won a Northern Writers’ Award for my collection of short stories A Policy of Constant Improvement (to be published in 2017).

My MOTTO: I’ve had this card since about 1979 …


I divide my time between Northumberland and Edinburgh, and like to spend as much as 3 months a year in Norway.

My son, graphic artist @OrnamentalConifer made this teeshirt for Stella


My Literary Agent Jenny Brown

My Publisher #Contraband imprint, from Saraband

Find me on Twitter: @PascaleBientot

This is my Author Page on Facebook

This my book’s Facebook page

BOOK GROUPS might want to use this Reading Guide to The Confession of Stella Moon

You can see all my books, including the academic ones, on my Amazon page

You can see the reviews I’ve done on Amazon for other people’s books here

And on Goodreads here