Samuel Best is a writer based in Glasgow. His début novel, Shop Front, is published by Fledgling Press.
A story of shelf-stacking, friendship and knife-crime, it has been described as "engaging, moving and fulfilling" and "genuinely shocking".
Samuel founded and edited Octavius, a literary magazine which featured over 150 writers and published three sell-out print collections.
During the 2020 Covid lockdown he set up Aloe, a literary magazine which raised money for UK and Irish healthcare workers.
Samuel's short stories have been published in a variety of magazines and he has performed at spoken word nights and book festivals across Scotland.