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.

October 18, 2012

Hilary does it again

A second Man Booker Prize for Hilary Mantel who has had every accolade heaped on her. I haven't read either Wolf Hall or her lastest Bring up the Bodies, nor have I read 50 Shades of Grey. It seems literature is spread fully across the board - what ever next?

1 comment:

Kate said...

Oh you should - (The Hilary Mantel books that is - can't speak for 50 shades - not my cup of tea) - But HM's books are superb - a testimony to skillful writing that is both enjoyable, gripping, and accessible. A well deserved double!

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