Margaux Vialleron

I’m a French-born, Glasgow-based interdisciplinary writer, cook and critical thinker, whose practice weaves between fiction and non-fiction.

I’m the author of Breaststrokes (May 2024) and The Yellow Kitchen (July 2022). My short story, Fernanda’s Fish Soup, was runner-up in the 2022 Harper’s Bazaar short story competition. I also write The Onion Papers, a newsletter on storytelling in the kitchen. Most of my non-fiction work focuses on memory and archives, food and seasonality, and how these interplay with language, bodies and culture.

I’ve a background in comparative literature and was a translation rights agent for a London-based literary agency for eight years. I’ve given lectures and joined panels on the subjects of literature, translation and food, and I co-host the SPK podcast and book club.

I’m open to speaking and writing commissions in both English and French. To discuss a project, including translation requests, you can contact me at margaux[at] Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter and Instagram. I’m also registered for events with the Scottish Book Trust’s Author Directory.

For more information about writing mentorships and French classes, see my Mentorship & Teaching page.

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If you’d like to get in touch about a commission, a project or simply to say hello, you can use this form to reach out to me directly.

I’m represented by Kirsty McLachlan at Morgan Green Creatives.

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