Rachelle Atalla

Rachelle Atalla is a Scottish-Egyptian novelist short story writer and screenwriter based in Glasgow who previously worked as a community pharmacist for a decade. Thankfully she has yet to be locked in a bunker but there is still time.

Her short stories have been published widely in literary anthologies; she is the recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and co-edits New Writing Scotland. Her first short film screenplay Trifle was commissioned by the Scottish Film & Talent Network and most recently Rachelle was selected to participate in the 2021 Young Films Foundation Skye residency programme developing her first feature length screenplay with BBC Films.

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