These portraits were taken at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, by none other than Mister Chris Close, photographer & author of Between the Lines: Author Portraitswhich has been culled from years of documenting the many writers to visit the festival.

Fun fact: my 3/4 sleeve tattoos (which connect to my back piece were also done by Chris ‘Horishiki’ Brand) were only a few weeks old at this point, hence their shininess.

All photographs © Chris Close, 2015, & used with his permission.