Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow, the city that provides the backdrop for her Lorimer novels. She has written twelve books, the first two winning the Constable Trophy and the Pitlochry Trophy respectively. Alex has also written for radio, national magazines and newspapers and has had success with publishing some of her poetry and short stories several of which have won literary prizes. A passage from the opening of her fourth novel, The Riverman, was used in Ken Walton’s choral symphony, Colours of the Clyde.
Alex (along with fellow crime writer Lin Anderson) is one of the founders of Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s hugely successful International Crime Writing Festival that takes place mid September each year in Stirling.
Alex is currently the Scottish Chapter Convener for the Crime Writers Association and keenly supports both established writers and newcomers to the organisation. She is also an active member of a writers’ workshop and a local book group. A former English teacher, folk singer with the Battlefield Band and DSS Officer in Glasgow’s Govan, she now writes full time from her country cottage in Renfrewshire where she lives with her husband and their two cats.