Ruth is an award-winning fiction writer and editor (as Ruth EJ Booth), an academic (as Ruth Booth), and formerly a music writer and photographer. All are currently based in Glasgow, Scotland.
A member of the Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle, in 2015, Ruth won the BSFA’s Best Short Fiction award for ‘The Honey Trap’ (in La Femme, NewCon Press). In 2016, she was on the judging committee for the James White Award Short Story Competition, and in 2016 and 2017 she was part of the Non-fiction Prize jury for the British Fantasy Awards. She has participated in and moderated panels at Worldcon, Eastercon, and Fantasycon.
Ruth has been a columnist for Scottish SF journal Shoreline of Infinity since 2016, producing the quarterly Noise and Sparks column.
As of November 2017, Ruth is an editor for From Glasgow to Saturn, the University of Glasgow’s creative writing journal.
Ruth is also a Fantasy Literature academic. In 2017, she co-organized Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) symposium, presented papers both here and at Worldcon 75, and chaired a panel at GIFCon. In 2018, she will be running the social media accounts for GIFCON, and presenting at both GIFCon and Eastercon 2018: Follycon. She is currently studying on the MLitt in Fantasy at the University of Glasgow.
She currently spends her spare time as a yogini or half-marathon runner. She can only whistle backwards.
You can find her at the following links:
“I might also name Anna Tambour, Amal El-Mohtar and Ruth Booth as must-read writers…” – Hal Duncan, author of The Book of All Hours series, on The BRSBKBLOG.
“Beautifully written, it is elegant, timeless, and deeply painful in all its tragedy… It is the high note within this issue.” – ‘The Anniversary’ reviewed as part of Black Static #61 on Tangent Online