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.

February 08, 2012

Charles Dickens at 200

The man, his life and work. Colourful stories, powerful characters, but nowadays not easy reads. Being paid by the word, being published in intsallments, and an audience that rarely went to the next village, he was a product of his time. As writers of today will be in 200 years time.

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