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.

March 05, 2009

One person: One plinth: One hour.

Anthony Gormley is commandeering the fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square for an art event that lasts 24/7 for three months starting in July. Anyone can apply for a one hour slot to do anything you want on top of the plinth, as long as it’s legal. To register your interest, go to and sign up. The sky is the limit!

1 comment:

john white said...

Anything I want?

If the sky is the limit, could I build another plinth on top of the first one?

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