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Karen Campbell is the author of seven novels, and a graduate of Glasgow University’s Creative Writing Masters. Before becoming a writer, she was a police officer, and her first four novels focus on the people behind the uniform. This is Where I Am, her fifth book, about a Somali refugee in Glasgow, was a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.
Karen now lives in Galloway, where she completed her sixth novel Rise, based round the run-up to the first Independence referendum. In 2015, Karen was awarded a Creative Scotland Artist’s Bursary for research into her most recent novel, The Sound of the Hours, set in WW2 in Barga – Italy’s most Scottish town.