Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.

Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

September 27, 2008


A useful, and free, source of writing advice and tips are the literature sections of libraries. But it need not just be your own local one. Two libraries I’ve visited recently on my travels are Camden Library (opposite Kings Cross) and Exeter (up the road from Exeter Central). You do need to allocate an hour or more especially if you have an appointment or another train to catch, but if you don’t then it’s an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.


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ed said...

I'll have to pop into Exeter library next time I go. Plymouth's OK but I can't say I find it terribly inspiring!

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