Hal Duncan is a Scottish science fiction and fantasy writer.
His works have been listed in the New Weird genre but he denies that such genre was even known to him at the time of writing his first novel.
However, he now seems to have accepted this label and to appreciate it, as proved by the inclusion of one of his stories in an anthology called simply The New Weird and edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer.
In general, however, he prefers not to ascribe his writings to any genre.
Is the author of Vellum, which was a finalist for both the William H. Crawford Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. He is a member of the Glasgow SF Writers’ Circle.
He lives in the West End of Glasgow.