Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Our anthology writers – part 5

Dani Redd is in her second year of a PhD in creative and critical writing at the University of East Anglia. She has recently completed a draft of her first novel, Vore, a darkly comic dystopia, and is currently halfway through a second, Bodeg, which is set on a fictional island in the Arctic Circle. Her short story The Second First Time  will feature in Words And Women: Three.

Sarah Ridgard is a graduate of the University of East Anglia with an MA in Creative Writing. She won a place on the Escalator Literature programme run by the Writers Centre Norwich in 2009, and three years later went on to publish her debut novel, Seldom Seen, with Random House.  The novel was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2013 for new fiction, the New Angle Prize for Literature and shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. Sarah lives in Norwich and is currently working on her second novel. Her story Thin Walls will appear in Words And Women: Three

Claudine Toutoungi trained as an actress at LAMDA and has worked as a BBC radio drama producer and teacher. In 2014 her play Slipping premiered at The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Her radio adaptation, starring Andrew Scott and Charlotte Riley, was nominated for three awards at the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Other theatre and radio credits include: Deliverers (BBC R4), Home Front (BBC R4), Bit Part (Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough), Outside In (Junction, Cambridge) and Life Skills (Shared Experience at the Hampstead Theatre). She was a UK Arvon/Jerwood Foundation mentee, working with Colin Teevan. Her poetry features in the 2015 anthology New Poetries VI, (Carcanet), has appeared in a wide range of publications and in 2015 was shortlisted for The Bridport Prize. Her story Room Service will be included in Words And Women: Three.

Louise Tree is a writer and scholar. Her work explores the ways in which we imagine the past and how stories can speak to one another. Her literary passions are fairy tales, Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf.  Current writing projects include a monograph on history writing in the reign of Anne, and a novel about war and memory. She has a PhD in History of Ideas and has interests in women’s writing and the writing of history in the eighteenth century. She teaches History as an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and has taught English Literature, Philosophy and History for many years. Her short story The Colours of Snow will feature in Words And Women: Three

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