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 23, 2012

Mash fiction - the great debate

China Mieville was on Radio 4 talking about the mashing up of fiction. The Jane Austen zombie novel being the most well known. He likens it to sampling in the music industry. He says good novels will always rise to the top, but is it the way writing will go? We will see...

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