Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Our anthology writers

As promised we will be posting short biographies of the writers whose work has been selected to appear alongside Sarah Evans’ story – Scalpelling Through - in Words And Women’s third anthology. Sarah Evans won first prize in our prose competition and if you want to find out more about Sarah see our post dated 09/01/16.

Biographies will be posted throughout this week and next. Congratulations to all of the following writers for their success.

Ann Abineri grew up in Colchester and after moving to Cambridge to train as a nurse, she brought up four children, studied with the OU and now teaches in the childcare and education sector. Although frequently tempted by writing courses, Ann now puts time aside to follow her own writing interests and has had success in the last year with poetry, flash fiction and short stories. Ann’s story Atacama will feature in Words And Women: Three.

Deborah Arnander has a PhD in French literature, and works as a literary translator.  She won an Arts Council Escalator award in 2010, when she began her first novel, The Cinderella Watch, which was shortlisted in 2014’s TLC Pen Factor competition. She has published stories in Unthology One and Words and Women: One, both with Unthank Books, and has poetry in the webzine Ink, Sweat and Tears, and in various anthologies published by Gatehouse Press.  She lives in Norwich. Her short story Calentitos will feature in Words And Women: Three.

Susan K Burton spent 14 years in Japan, lecturing as an associate professor in Japanese universities. She has co-authored two academic books, and written for the Telegraph, Times Higher Education, and Going Down Swinging. Now based in Norwich, she is studying for a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the UEA where she is investigating the unusual lives and bizarre livelihoods of foreigners in Japan. Susan’s slice of creative non-fiction Strictly Belly Dance will be published in the anthology.

Caroline Davison is a historian, writer and musician from Norfolk. Her novel The Pleasure Garden was published in 2006 by Piatkus. Her children's book The By-Mistake Guide to Norfolk was published in 2012. Caroline has worked as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, a conservation officer, and a freelance historic environment consultant. She is currently Director of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust. Her story Boy With Gun will be published in Words And Women: Three.

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