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.

May 28, 2010

Four days of murder

Crimefest 2010 in Bristol was a feast of blood, serial killers and death. The stuff of life for crime writers. Conferences are the best way to learn who is who in your genre and eyeball those all elusive literary agents.

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