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.

December 22, 2011


Bored of the same old bah humbug? Why are songs, stories, TV programmes repeated every year? Lack of talent? I doubt it. If you can write something that captures the imagination you'll have it repeated year on year. The new Scrooge? Why not? Lyn Truss wrote a wonderful short story based on It's a Wonderful Life. It can be done.

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