About Me

How to do Privacy in the 21st Century is published in January 2018.

Scotland or No was published in September 2014.

#freetopiary: An Occupy Fable was published April 2014.  Read a review from Mike Russell at Northwords Now.


My other books include The Studio Game, published by Fledgling Press.  Also The Machine Doctor (2001), Odium (2004), The Supper Book (2008). 

In 2015 I published Burrito Deluxe by Joseph Ridgwell, and Cider Camp and Other Tales by Craig Gibson; I've also enjoyed publishing The One O'Clock Gun Anthology (2010), and Eddie Gibbons' What They Say About You (2010).

I have an honours degree in Cultural History from Aberdeen University and a BD (Hons) in Theology from Glasgow University, where I won a gold medal for Hebrew translation.

I have worked for Amnesty International, and in the financial services, as well as in computer mapping, tending bar, playing guitar, operating a talking cactus, being a director of The Scottish Design Exchange and writing for Scotland on Sunday.

I volunteered for three years in Aida and other refugee camps on the West Bank, working with children in music therapy.  I also studied at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, have been awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship, and been a St Andrews Scholar for the Church of Scotland in Jerusalem. 




My twenties were mad, carefree, anxiety-ridden and above all irresponsible, such were the years of the golden age of my adulthood.  I was poor, but what did that matter?  The future was calling me, belonged to me.  I wrote to my parents: 'More than ever I am convinced I am destined to save the world!'  Which is more dangerous, the blindness of fanatics, or the shortsightedness of the free?  I refused to look ahead; I refused to look at all.

Anarchists and mystics use the same language, did you know that?  They use the same metaphors and I admire both, as they are obsessed by the mystery of the end, and the explosion of time.



Social Media

 I tweet @leamingtonbooks and have a Facebook author page called The Peter Burnett Chatroom.



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