Pippa Goldschmidt grew up in London, and now lives in Edinburgh. She is a graduate of the renowned Masters course in creative writing at the University of Glasgow. She has a PhD in astronomy and worked as an astronomer for several years at Imperial College, followed by posts in the civil service including working in outer space policy. In 2012 Pippa was awarded a prestigious Scottish Book Trust/Creative Scotland New Writers Award. From 2008 to 2012 she was writer in residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, based at the University of Edinburgh. The Falling Sky is her first novel and was runner-up in the Dundee International Book Prize.
'A delicate and fascinating study of a life in which intellect and external microscopic and cosmic fields of force interact.' Stephen Fry 'A fine debut from a writer with considerable scientific knowledge and experience, in addition to her abundant literary talent... a touching picture of a young woman trying to find her place int he universe.' Andrew Crumey