Nicola McCartney, originally from Belfast, is an award-winning writer and director, based in Scotland. A graduate of Glasgow University, she was Artistic Director of Glasgow-based new writing theatre company, lookOUT from 1992 to 2002). Her plays include, Heritage, Lifeboat, and Easy.
Nicola has worked as a dramaturge for a range of companies including Vanishing Point and the Edinburgh International Festival 2005. She has had a range of residencies both academic and community based and is a former Associate Playwright of Playwrights' Studio, Scotland.
She was a recipient of a Creative Scotland Award 2003 to work on her first novel entitled, Ice Angel, and also works in radio, TV and film.
She is currently under commission to, among others, National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Abbey Theatre Dublin.