- In 2015, I was awarded the Authors’ Foundation Award for creative writing research by the Society of Authors. This has helped me research my third novel, about the life of Dr Gachet.
- In early 2015, I was given the Liz Ketterer Trust Award, 2nd place, for best conference abstract at the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.
- As well as being shortlisted for the Eric Gregory Award by the Society of Authors, my poem, River, was chosen by the Scottish Poetry Library as one of the Best Scottish Poem 2008. The editors noted that “Meekings uses words with such sensual effect they make your skin shiver. The natural world is his sourcebook, allowing him to play with ideas of reality and beyond, as well as to meditate on the beauty of wildlife and the elements.”
Read the poem, as well as the author’s notes and editor’s comments, at the Scottish Poetry Library’s website.