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Laura Fish

Laura Fish

Laura Fish studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and has over 10 years experience in broadcast television and radio, working for the BBC in news, current affairs, light entertainment and on documentaries. She has held posts as a Creative Writing Tutor at St Andrews University; the University of Western Cape, South Africa; and the University of East Anglia. She currently holds the RCUK Academic Fellowship in Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle.

Novels
'Strange Music', (London: Jonathan Cape, 2008: Vintage, 2009) focuses on the family of the poet Elizabeth Barrett, in both England and Jamaica, and is set in the late 1830s.
'Flight of Black Swans', (London: Duckworth, 1995) the story of a young Englishwoman's journey into the remote region of Kimberley, North-Western Australia, and the rare insights offered to her from interaction with Aboriginal stockmen.
 
Awards and Scholarships
Iowa International Writing Program, University of Iowa, USA (August-November, 2010) http://iwp.uiowa.edu/index.html 'Strange Music' listed for the 2009 Orange Prize, and nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Arts Council Award for research on current novel (August 2009) Society of Women Writers’ and Journalists Award (Jan 2001) Seth Donaldson Memorial Award, School of English and American Studies, UEA (Dec. 2000) Society of Authors Award for work on 'Sunlight through Bars' (July 2000) Writer’s Fellowship, Hawthornden Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland (Oct 1998) Society of Authors Grant (July 1997) Producer/director/researcher of BBC documentary short-listed for the Commission for Racial Equality’s ‘Race in the Media Awards’ ().

Links:
http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth02C19P122412626964#criticalperspective
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/people/profile/laura.fish

 

Represented by: Clare Alexander