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.

September 13, 2012

The Booker Short List

The debate begins: who will nab 'the biggie' from these guys? Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Faber & Faber) Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (And Other Stories) Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate) The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (Salt) Umbrella by Will Self (Bloomsbury) The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon Books) But spare a thought for all the other struggling writers out there. Maybe there should be prizes for them too.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I'm waiting to see which one I get allocated for the Booker Debate - Hope to see you there!

Pot luck Writing tips