Xana is a stage and screen writer based in Edinburgh. After leaving school aged fifteen, she later went on to study at the Royal Conservatoire for Scotland, has been nominated for and won numerous awards and residencies, including the highly competitive BBC Writersroom, Dramaroom scheme and her work has been seen throughout the UK and internationally.
Xana has written across a variety of television and theatre productions, including all five series of BAFTA-nominated Molly and Mack for CBeebies, and has written pilot episodes, bibles and script polishes across drama, animation and kids, and currently has a number of original ideas in development.
Xana has a particular interest in finding the magic and humour in stories about people who have been let-down, left-behind or left-out, often inspired by those she has met through her work with socially excluded communities and by her own life. Xana’s writing spans everything from joyful pre-school comedy to dark and gritty drama, often exploring themes around the treatment of women and girls, mental illness, poverty and neurodiversity, all subjects with which Xana has first-hand, lived experience.