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.

November 01, 2012

Dawn French and Silvia

I heard Dawn's interview about her new book, Ah Dear Silvia, on Radio 4. I read the first two chapters online and while I'm reserving judgement (this sort of novel isn't my thing) she certainly has  a publicity machine that will help her reach her not inconsiderable audience. Best of all was hearing her talking about her life as an author and as a fellow Westcountry scribe understood exactly what she meant.

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