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.

July 12, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

You can't ignore the sales figures or the popularity of sex and kinky sex at that. Following on from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight this trilogy has hit a nerve (sorry!) and while winning no awards for it's prose and starting with Ana looking in a mirror (a creative writing no-no) it's success is there for everyone to see. E.L. James is a phenomenon.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Fascinating isn't it! What I find more amazing is the huge amount of print copies selling! Erotica is perfect for kindle - because nobody can tell what you're reading - other than by the smile on you face! There's a whole table full of them in Smiths!!!

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