Here are some of my recent writing achievements.
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MAINSTREAM, by Inkandescent
I am one of 15 emerging writers to be included in this anthology of "stories from the edge". My story, "The Reluctant Bride", is a ghostly tale set in rural Pakistan. The book will also feature 15 established writers, including Kerry Hudson (Lowborn) and Kit de Waal (My Name is Leon).
Creative Future Writers Awards
I won Gold for my short story “A Home from Home”, which is based on material from my novel Northern Boy.
Other writing experience
How to Sharpen Your Prose: delivering an online session on editing, for Spread the Word.
An article about my father's funeral for the Guardian.
A piece called Ghost Town for the magazine Friends on the Shelf, about growing up in a neighbourhood hit with a compulsory purchase order.