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.

August 10, 2012


Writing is nothing if not contentious - which makes it worth reading. You may not approve of what another has written and it's right that writing is scrutinised for inappropriate material. However, we must accept the author has the final say as otherwise we will all be subject to censorship and who then is to determine where it begins and ends?

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