Stories that bring the world together

Short Stories

“I believe Merryn Glover to be one of the finest short story writers working in Scotland today.”  Kirsty WilliamsRadio Producer, BBC Scotland

“An absolutely wonderful story on Radio 4 today. Atmospheric, beautiful and moving.”  the late Jon Lord of Deep Purple

“An amazing piece of writing.”  Ernie Rea, of Radio 4’s Beyond Belief, on Pick of the Week, Radio 4

“Fifteen minutes of perfect radio.” for The Windhover, Pick of the Week, Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 Broadcasts:

One, Short Works, New Year’s Day 2021

The Windhover, The Poet and the Echo (chosen for Pick of the Week)

Bethlehem HouseScottish Shorts

The Last CupScottish Shorts

Her Mother’s SongsScottish Shorts (chosen for Pick of the Week)

Broken Bread, The Madeleine Effect

Thirst, Scottish Shorts


Stories have appeared in multiple publications including:

Scarface, Northwords Now

RipWillesden Herald: New Short Stories 7

The Last CupNorthwords Now

Pickings, Chapman 110

Broken Bread‘Made in Poland’, Edinburgh Review


Rush of Water, ‘A Paper Heart is Beating, A Paper Boat Sets Sail’, The Fish Anthology

Her Mother’s Songs‘The Dynamics of Balsa’, New Writing Scotland

Untouchable‘Calcutta Connects’, Edinburgh Review

Victory in ‘Watermark’ – Middlesex University Press Anthology, 2005


Winning the William Soutar Award

Winning the Jo Cowell Award

Third place in the International Fish Short Story Award

Short-listed or highly commended in several competitions including:

Neil Gunn Writing Competition

Willesden Herald Short Story Competition

The Mslexia Short Story Competition

The Middlesex University Press Competition


In my fiction writing, I am grateful for support from the Scottish Book Trust, Xpo North and Creative Scotland –  formerly the Scottish Arts Council – especially from the late and much-missed Dr Gavin Wallace.