Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Our anthology writers - part 1

As promised we will be posting short biographies of the writers whose work has been selected to appear alongside Dani Redd’s story - My Sister’s Haircut - in Words And Women’s inaugural anthology. Dani Redd won first prize in our prose competition and if you want to find out more about Dani please see our competition page.

Four biographies will be posted each evening this week. Congratulations to all of the following writers for their success.

Deborah Arnander
was born in Northumberland and spent her childhood in Thailand.  She has worked as an academic, translator and speech-writer.  She won an Escalator New Writing Award in 2009 from the Writers’ Centre Norwich, and is currently working on her first novel, about a GI baby, set in wartime Norfolk and 90s California. Her short story Lion Bastard will feature in the anthology.

Sarah Baxter was born in Colchester and is the oldest of three daughters. She gained a First in Chemistry at Warwick University and a research career beckoned, before becoming impossible, when she realised she was allergic to solvents. After a spell in the Perthshire Highlands, Sarah returned to her birthplace where she discovered writing through adult education classes.  In 2013, Sarah came third in the flash fiction category of The Bridport Prize. Sarah is currently working on her first novel. Her memoir The Girl I Left Behind will be included in the anthology.

Susan Dean has been filling notebooks with her observations on life since the age of eight. She currently combines working full-time running a small music publishing company with doing a part-time MA in creative writing at the Anglia Ruskin University. She lives in a Breckland town on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. Her story Dreams will feature in the anthology.

Anni Domingo is an actress living out in the Fens. She has worked extensively in the UK and abroad in theatre, radio, TV and films. She teaches English, Drama and Creative Writing and works regularly as director. Anni runs her own company ‘Shakespeare Link,’ taking Shakespeare workshops to schools and colleges. She has written several workbooks on Shakespeare, now used in many schools. Her poem ‘Empty Cradle’ is published in the anthology Secret and Silent Tears. Anni is currently writing a novel called ‘Breaking The Maafa Chain’. Her memoir Empire Girl will be published in the anthology.

More writers tomorrow!

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